Charity Commission warns of new variation of CEO fraud in Christmas run-up

first_img  120 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 17 December 2018 | News Tagged with: charity fraud AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Charity Commission warns of new variation of CEO fraud in Christmas run-upcenter_img In addition, the Commission advises any charity that falls victim to insider fraud, or any other type of fraud to report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting Action Fraud. They should also report it to the Charity Commission as a serious incident, using the dedicated email address: [email protected]  119 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Charity Commission is warning charities to be on the look out for a new variation of CEO fraud in the run-up to Christmas, based on information received from Action Fraud.CEO fraud involves the fraudulent impersonation of a senior figure within a charity (often the CEO) with subsequent requests for the fraudulent transfers of funds by the charity to the fraudster’s bank account.Action Fraud has reported seeing a new variation on this type of fraud with charities targeted by fraudsters who masquerade as the CEO or a similar senior figure and request that gift card vouchers be purchased for staff as a form of Christmas gift. Contact is typically made by email, usually from a spoofed or similar email address as the one the CEO or director of the charity would use.Once purchased, they then request copies of the cards, and use the codes for themselves at the charity’s expense.The Charity Commission has issued the following advice:Ensure robust processes are in place to verify and corroborate all requests requiring a payment or transactionContact the purported originator directly, using contact details you know to be correct, to confirm that the request you have received is legitimateEnsure all employees are aware of these procedures and encouraged to challenge requests they think may be suspiciousAlways shred confidential documents before throwing them awayBates Wells Braithwaite has also issued guidance on the subject. It is warning charities to look out for unexpected requests from senior staff to make purchases they haven’t mentioned before, someone putting a staff member under pressure to spend the charity’s money urgently, even if it appears to be someone with authority to do so, and email addresses that look very similar, but are not the same, as the CEO’s or other senior staff.Mindy Jhittay, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution Department, said:“This is seasonal twist on the classic “CEO fraud”. Unfortunately, seasonal scams like this one are becoming all too common, whatever the time of year, and often play on events you’re looking forward to like Christmas or holidays.  If you feel rushed or panicked into making a payment, it may be that someone is trying to manipulate you to do something you wouldn’t do if you stopped to think about it.  The best advice is to stay calm, think twice and speak to the person asking you to act.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Information minister ordered the suspension of operations of Al-Jazeera

first_imgNews January 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Information minister ordered the suspension of operations of Al-Jazeera Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img The government news agency MENA reported that information minister Anas el-Fekki Fekki had ordered “the suspension of operations of Al-Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and withdrawing accreditation from its entire staff as of today.” (More information: http://en.rsf.org/egypte-government-shuts-down-al-jazeera-s-30-01-2011,3…) Organisation last_img

Another journalist falls victim to persecution of independent media

first_img News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further News RSF_en Related documents Azerbaijan: When the truth becomes a liePDF – 1.66 MB News Organisation News Help by sharing this information RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan November 4, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist falls victim to persecution of independent mediacenter_img On 30 October a Baku court sentenced opposition journalist Khalid Garayev to 25 days in detention on trumped-up charges of hooliganism and disobeying the police, dealing a new blow to Azerbaijan’s independent media at a time when its civil society is being subjected to an unprecedented crackdown. A reporter for the leading opposition daily Azadlig and producer of “Azerbaycan Saati,” a TV programme linked to the newspaper that is broadcast by satellite from abroad, Garayev was sentenced just a day after his arrest.ARTICLE19, the European Federation of Journalists, Freedom House, Index on Censorship, International Media Support, Media Diversity Institute, Reporters Without Borders and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers – all members of the International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan (IPGA) – call for Garayev’s release on appeal and condemn the witchhunt against journalists who work for Azadlig and “Azerbaycan Saati.”Arrested on the evening of 29 October in the Baku suburb of Binagadi, Garayev was charged under articles 296 and 310.1 of the Code of Administrative Offences. The indictment said he was heard using vulgar language outside a supermarket in the centre of Binagadi and refused to comply with instructions from the police. Appearing in court on 30 October, one of the two prosecution witnesses was a person who is apparently systematically used by the police in similar cases. The court rejected the defence’s request to view surveillance camera footage.The sentence of 25 days in prison is close to the maximum of 30 days for such offences, for which the penalty can be just a fine. Garayev and his lawyer, Bakhruz Bayramov, accused the authorities of fabricating the entire case just to punish Garayev for his journalistic activities.Azadlig and “Azerbaycan Saati” have long been subjected to harassment. The newspaper, which is being throttled economically, has had to suspend its print edition on several occasions and is now near to closure. Its editor, Ganimat Zahid, spent two and a half years in prison, from November 2007 to March 2010, on similarly trumped-up charges.Amid mounting repression, the staff of “Azerbaycan Saati” have been singled out in recent months and one of its presenters, Seymour Khazi, has been in pre-trial custody since 29 August and is facing the possibility of three to seven years in prison on a charge of “aggravated hooliganism.” A colleague, Natig Adilov, fled the country after his brother was arrested in August.For more information about the crackdown on Azerbaijan’s civil society, read the recent IPGA report “Azerbaijan: when the truth becomes a lie.”Signatories: – ARTICLE19- European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)- Index on Censorship- International Media Support (IMS)- Freedom House- Media Diversity Institute (MDI)- Reporters Without Borders- World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Airship Unveils Real-Time, Bi-Directional Integration of its Customer Engagement Platform with Adobe Experience Platform

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Customer engagement company Airship today unveiled its real-time, bi-directional integration with Adobe Experience Platform. The pre-built integration enables marketers to easily enrich customer profiles in Adobe Experience Platform in real-time with Airship’s mobile behavioral data, as well as ingest Adobe’s profile attributes and instant segment updates for more personalized experiences across Airship’s mobile and cross-channel journeys — driving higher conversion rates and more valuable customer relationships. Hear one leading hospitality and entertainment company’s journey to unify and utilize data to enhance guest experiences across channels, brands, properties and lines of business (recorded at Airship’s Elevate 2020 in December). Airship’s real-time and bi-directional integration with Adobe Experience Platform extends the data management power of Adobe into Airship’s Customer Engagement Platform. Marketers and Customer Experience Lines of Business can easily enhance personalization and move customers in or out of key Airship Journeys in real-time, using real-time customer profiles and audience segments from Adobe Experience Platform for more relevant and responsive messaging. The integration also enriches existing Adobe customer datasets with rich mobile behavioral data, including custom events like abandoned carts and uninstalls, as well as churn predictions, providing marketers flexibility to take action across any of their businesses’ systems. Marketers can also discover new growth opportunities and rich customer insights by merging Airship and Adobe data into visual out-of-the-box reports and dashboards in Adobe Analytics. On February 23, at 8 a.m. PST, guest speaker Rusty Warner, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc., will join Travis Johnson, Product Manager, Partner Integrations, Airship, for a lively discussion on the shift to moments-based marketing and the six mission-critical functions of next-generation enterprise martech. Register to attend and learn more about Airship’s latest Adobe integration, as well as some of the most powerful use cases that leading brands are implementing. “The open, extensible and bi-directional approach Airship has long taken to martech integrations, is taking a giant step forward today with the availability of Airship’s integration for Adobe Experience Platform,” said Mike Herrick, SVP of Technology, Airship. “Today’s marketers need to be free to both centralize and enrich customer data without sacrificing innovative capabilities to best act on it in real-time. We believe that brands we share in common with Adobe will find the integration to be a game-changer in how quickly they can use enterprise-wide data to create more relevant and engaging experiences that generate greater business value.” “We’re pleased to offer a new mobile-centric integration between Airship and Adobe Experience Platform,” said Cody Crnkovich, Head of Partner Programs at Adobe. “As the importance of mobile grows, our joint customers will be able to stitch customer data together from across the enterprise to power richer and more relevant experiences anywhere in real time.” About Airship Thousands of the world’s leading brands rely on Airship to spark closer connections with their customers through highly contextual and relevant interactions. Only Airship’s Customer Engagement Platform takes a mobile-first, data-led approach that enables brands to focus on individuals and their needs, not which marketing channels to use. Airship makes it much simpler and more effective to grow customer lifetime value in the omnichannel era. With trillions of interactions intelligently orchestrated across mobile apps, mobile wallet, SMS, websites, and email, Airship optimizes the entire customer journey across all digital touchpoints at scale. For more information, visit www.airship.com, read our blog or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005395/en/ CONTACT: North America: Danielle Stickler Mission North for Airship +1 415-749-9124 [email protected] Corey Gault Airship +1 503-206-9164 [email protected]: Ana Williams Airship +44 (0)20 3405 5160 [email protected] Germany: Kerstin Bauer Koschade PR +49 89 55066850 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOURCE: Airship Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005395/encenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleGenapSys Names Jason Myers CEONext articleThe American Express® Gold Card Brings Back the Iconic Rose Gold Design & Launches a New Uber Cash Benefit Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Airship Unveils Real-Time, Bi-Directional Integration of its Customer Engagement Platform with Adobe Experience Platformlast_img read more

IBEC North West calls for investment and tax breaks in pre-budget submission

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire IBEC North West is calling for investment in infrastructure in next months budget, as well as measures to boost consumer spending.The group says the right tax environment is needed to encourage companies to reinvest their money in new projects, and says the best way to promote growth is to put money in people’s pockets and encourage them to spend it locally.IBEC North West,says Budget 2015 provides a crucial opportunity to draw a line under the painful period of austerity, kick start consumer spending and support job creation.The business and employers group says cutting income and consumer taxes, along with additional infrastructure investment, have the potential to provide a significant boost to the city’s economy.IBEC North West Director Terry MacNamara says things are improving in the region, with the number of people on the Live Register falling. He says it’s time to give consumers a break and put some money back into peoples’ pockets. This money, he believes, will be spent in the local economy, supporting local jobs and businesses.IBEC’s pre-budget submission calls for €300 million worth of income tax reductions, a €100 million reduction in consumer taxes and the abolition of the pensions levy. Pinterest By News Highland – September 4, 2014 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMayor says September will be “Jobs Month” in DerryNext articleAlcohol unit will not be located at Derry’s Nazareth House News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter IBEC North West calls for investment and tax breaks in pre-budget submission Facebook Google+ News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Donegal gardai focus on young drivers for August Bank Holiday weekend

first_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleCall for tourism committees to be established in each Municipal DistrictNext articleNI farmers protest in Coleraine and Stormont as milk prices continue to fall admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – July 31, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal gardai focus on young drivers for August Bank Holiday weekend Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Young people are being encouraged to warn their friends against dangerous driving.The appeal comes as thousands of people are expected to take to the roads this bank holiday weekend.So far this year 91 people have lost their lives on the country’s roads.A campaign in Donegal is focusing on young drivers, with gardai urging their parents and friends to intervene if they have concerns about their driving.Donegal Garda Sgt Iggy Larkin says young adults can play their part in preventing further carnage on the roads…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/larkinyoungadults.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sergeant Larkin is also urging parents to talk to their children about their friends driving behaviour…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/larkinam.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Sec 57 Of Transfer Of Property Act Permits Court To Declare A Property Free Of Encumbrance Even Against Will Of Encumbrancer: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgKnow the LawSec 57 Of Transfer Of Property Act Permits Court To Declare A Property Free Of Encumbrance Even Against Will Of Encumbrancer: Kerala HC [Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena9 Aug 2020 2:34 AMShare This – xIn a significant judgment, the Kerala High Court explained the procedural mechanism under Section 57 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, to lift encumbrance from an immovable property. The order, passed by Justice Devan Ramachandran, assumes relevance since there is no case law/ precedent on this subject. The verdict opens with emphasis on the “efficacious and…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?LoginIn a significant judgment, the Kerala High Court explained the procedural mechanism under Section 57 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, to lift encumbrance from an immovable property. The order, passed by Justice Devan Ramachandran, assumes relevance since there is no case law/ precedent on this subject. The verdict opens with emphasis on the “efficacious and substantive” mechanism provided under Section 57 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882. Section 57 of the TPA enables any party to the sale of immovable property, burdened by an encumbrance, to apply to Court for a declaration that the said property is freed from such encumbrance on deposit of sums to be adjudged by it; and for the issuance of an order of conveyance or vesting order, proper for giving effect to the sale. The judgment brings clarity on the following aspects of the provision: Provision intended to effect sale of property subject to any encumbrances The Court has clarified that Section 57 of TPA was enacted to assist any party to the sale of an immovable property, which is subject to an encumbrance, to fructify the sale for its fair value. This is enabled by allowing the purchaser of the immovable property to receive, in deposit, either the capitalised value of the periodical charge or the capital sum charged on the property, as the case may be, together with incidental charges. The realized amount is meant for payment to the incumbrancer. It may be noted at this juncture that Section 57 of TPA was adopted from Section 5 of the English Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1881, with minor modifications. Thus, the High Court has placed reliance on the ruling of an English Court in Wilberforce v. Wilberforce, (1915) 1 Ch 94, whereby it was held, “Prima facie, the object of the whole of S.5 is not to disturb any vested or other rights more than is necessary, but to enable a sale to be effected and the property to be transferred to the purchaser notwithstanding there may be on the land a liability for payment of a future sum which would, but for the provisions of the section, clearly have prevented the sale of the land free from incrumbrance.” Section 57 contemplates ‘out of court sale’ as well The High Court has clarified that Section 57 provides for sale of immovable property, both ‘by a court’ or ‘out of court’ as also ‘in execution of a decree’. “There is thus no doubt that this section is intended to facilitate sale out of court, as much as it is for sale by a court or in execution of a decree,” the bench stressed. It held, “Section 57 also provides that in the case of sale of immovable property subject to an encumbrance being sold by a court, or in execution of a decree, or out of court, any party to it can apply for a declaration that the said property is free of such; in which event, the appropriate court may direct or allow payment, sufficient to meet the encumbrance on the property, into court.” Consent of encumbrancer not required The Court has clarified that Section 57 of the TPA “permits the court to declare a property free of encumbrance even against the will of the encumbrancer.” This position has been analysed in contrast to Order XXXIV Rule 12 (Sale of property subject to prior mortgage) of CPC, which provides that where any property subject to a prior mortgage is ordered to be sold, the court may, “with the consent of the prior mortgagee” direct that it be sold free from the mortgage, giving to the mortgagee the same interest in the proceeds of the sale as he had in the property sold. Thus, it has been held that Section 57 of the TPA is wider in its amplitude and is operative even in the case where sale is not directed by Order XXXIV of the CPC.”Section 57 of the TP Act is wider in its amplitude than Section 83 or Order XXXIV Rule 12 of the CPC, since it permits the court to declare a property free of encumbrance even against the will of the encumbrancer and even in the case of sales not directed by Order XXXIV of the CPC”. However, the Court has recalled a note of caution sounded by the Madras High Court in Mallikarjuna Sastri v. Narasimha Rao (1901) ILR 24 Mad 412, during exercise of powers under this provision. It is reminded— “the section cannot be applied when it comes to a charge or encumbrance already adjudicated by a court and which has become part of a decree or even in a case of adjustment of a decree out of court.” Factual matrix The order has come in an appeal filed by one MP Varghese, against the order of the Additional District Court, Ernakulam, disallowing the Appellant’s plea for discharge of encumbrance on his property under Section 57 of the TPA, for effecting sale. The Appellant’s property bore a charge of Rs. 500/-, payable to his sister, the Respondent. This amount was charged on the property in favour of his sister in the partition deed executed by his father. The dispute arose as the Appellant wished to sell the encumbered property for getting his daughter married by after the charge whereas the Respondent refused to accept the amount due to her personal reasons.The District Court rejected the application filed by Appellant under Section 57 holding the provision cannot be applied “where a direction for payment in a partition deed is sought to be enforced”.The HC disagreed with this reasoning :”I am afraid that this view cannot obtain jural imprimatur in the light of the position of law seen above, since what is sought for by the petitioner is not to enforce a direction for  payment in the Partition Deed, but to declare that the property is free of the encumbrance subsisting on account of the amount under the Partition Deed remaining unpaid”. Holding that the Appellant could not be put to a disadvantage merely based on the Respondent’s “personal disputes” the bench observed, “she has no case that their personal disputes casts any obligation or encumbrance over the property of the appellant. Further, she only says that ‘her conscience is not willing to accept the money’; however, without showing any cause against its tender or deposit by the appellant.” The Respondent had also contended that the Appellant’s daughter was already married and hence the reason given by him for making the sale was untrue. Discarding this submission as well the bench clarified, “section [57 of the TPA] does not mandate the court to be satisfied of the reasons for the proposed sale and hence the contention of the respondent – that the assertions of the appellant regarding the necessity of it so as to conduct his daughter’s marriage being untrue – is irrelevant. All what is necessary for the appellant is to plead and show the factum of a proposed sale and nothing more.”Case DetailsTitle : M P Varghese vs Annamma Yacob & othersCoram : Justice Devan Ramachandran.Appearances : P Thomas Geevarghese, Tony Thomas & E S Firos, Advocates for the appellant; Shiju Varghese, Advocate, for respondent. Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

Talbots win poultry producer honors

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Talbot said his working relationship with Wayne Farms has been a good one.“They are easy people to work with,” he said.The Pike County Farm-City Awards are presented annually by the Kiwanis Club and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee to those who have made outstanding contributions to the agricultural community during the year. The awards are presented in 10 different areas. Frank and Nedetria Talbot of the Tarentum community are the recipients of the 2011 Pike County Farm-City Poultry Award. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Talbots win poultry producer honors The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Published 6:25 am Friday, November 18, 2011 Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell The Talbot Poultry Farm, located in the Tarentum community, has six broiler houses. The six houses have a combined grow-out capacity of 130,200 birds per flock with five flocks produced a year.“That’s a lot of birds,” Talbot said with a smile. “We get the biddies and grow them to 7.5 pounds in 56 days. Processing plants all across the country like to grow bigger birds.”The Talbots work closely with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to make sure that all environmental and clean water concerns are addressed.“We take environmental issues seriously and, in all our farming operations, we do all we can to protect the environment,” Talbot said. “And, we always practice energy saving measures because it’s the smart thing to do for the farm and the wallet.” Sponsored Content In addition to the poultry houses, Talbot also farms and is a peanut buyer for Brooks Peanut Company.His farming operation is diversified to include pecan trees, cows, hay and timberlands.Talbot is a member of the Pike County Poultry and Egg Association, the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association and the Pike County Farmers Federation.Talbot and his wife, Nedetria, have four children, Stephen, Kristin, Bill and Blake. Email the author Skip You Might Like Dubose earns row crop award Mike Dubose was named row crop farmer of the year. Editor’s note: Mike Dubose was named row crop farmer of… read more Frank Talbot shares the 2011 Pike County Farm City Poultry Awards with his wife, Nedetria, because he said that she is as much a part of their poultry operation as he is.“When Nedetria and I decided to go into the chicken business and wrote the check for $753,000, I couldn’t believe that we were doing that,” Talbot said, laughing. “But the poultry business has been a good investment for us.”The Talbots have been growing for Wayne Farms for about 16 years and are one of the top producers for Wayne Farms since 1996. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Heat and cold stress in the Antarctic

first_imgIt has long been supposed that repeated exposure of a man to cold conditions might be expected to produce changes within him which would better enable him to stand up to those cold conditionsto acclimatize to cold. Until recently, however, there has been little and conflicting evidence of the mechanism of such changes. Accounts of the polar explorers of the Scott-Amundsen era reveal that these men were exposed to severe cold stresses, but unfortunately the sophisticated research facilities necessary to measure the various factors involved were not then available. Now that these facilities are available, man conducts his polar activities under far more comfortable conditions, and the degree of cold stress to which he is exposed is probably of a much smaller order. Small wonder, then, that research into the elusive phenomenon of acclimatization to cold has yielded little profit. In fact, the available evidence suggests that the polar traveller may well undergo a marked heat stress as a result of strenuous exercise under conditions in which he is unable to get rid of surplus heat easily. This article looks at the basic physiological problems of heat loss and heat conservation with which the modern polar traveller has to contend, and points out the results of some recent investigations.last_img read more

Rhodes Must Fall return to protest outside Oriel

first_imgCampaigners demanded Oriel College “name their price” at a Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) protest outside the college on Friday.The protest came a year after Oriel launched their sixth-month listening exercise, which was brought to a halt in January when they announced their intention to keep their statue of British Imperialist Cecil Rhodes.There were chants of “get up, get down, there’s a decon movement in this town” and “de-de-decolonise” while the group presented a cheque to Oriel, explaining in a letter to the college “you understand only the logic of hard cash”.Campaigners claim that Oriel College’s decision not to remove the state was motivated by a potential loss of funding from wealthy donors. The college has strongly denied these allegations.In an open letter to Oriel from Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, which was read out at the protest, “Your actions reflect a broader context of embedded prejudice, white supremacy and institutional indifference at the University of Oxford.”“You are just an example of the university’s institutional racism: you marginalise, ignore, and actively undermine the voices of particular racial groups as you stuff your pockets with their money and pay lip service to an empty agenda of diversity.”The protest’s focus on the issue of financial donors follows recent developments within the RMF Oxford campaign and decolonisation movement, as protesters seek to intersect with Free Education Oxford and other groups against the “colonisation and neoliberalisation of higher education”.Graduate student and decolonisation activist Rachel Harmon told Cherwell,”We are going to let the University and Oriel College know that RMF Oxford is going to keep organising until our objectives are met and until our demands are dealt with in a meaningful way by the university.”“We’ve been extraordinarily disappointed with the institutional response so far and we’re not going to give up just because they haven’t done what we want them to do yet.”She explained that the protest was demanding the University “deals with iconography around the university which glorifies people who have done really atrocious things throughout history”. The group also demand changes to the “extraordinarily euro-centric curriculum” and representation.A spokesperson for Oriel College told Cherwell,”In January, after careful consideration, the College’s Governing Body decided that the Rhodes statue will remain in place. As was made clear at the time, the College considered a wide range of views from many sources including students and academics, heritage bodies, national and student polls, alumni and members of the public. The overwhelming message of these was in support of the statue remaining in place, for a variety of reasons.”A spokesperson from Oxford University said, “Oxford University is a welcoming, tolerant and diverse community. More than 25 per cent of our undergraduates and postgraduates are black and minority ethnic students. We are continually working with students on many initiatives towards greater inclusion and representation for all ethnic groups.”“For example, we ran a highly successful summer conference to encourage more UK minority ethnic applicants from state schools, jointly led by students in the University’s African and Caribbean Society. We are also working in consultation with minority ethnic students on curriculum change, and supporting this process with a series of high-profile public lectures on cultural change in higher education.”last_img read more