Ireland get past France in Dublin round two battle

first_imgSunday Feb 26, 2017 Ireland get past France in Dublin round two battle Ireland moved up to second on the Six Nations table after a 19-9 victory over France in Dublin on Saturday. Conor Murray scored the only try of the game, while Johnny Sexton and Paddy Jackson edged them ahead of Camille Lopez’s efforts with the boot.“They are a really good side and we were really happy to grind out that win,” Ireland captain Rory Best said. “The two sides were under pressure and we were very happy to come out on top.”Ireland next take on Wales, who lost to Scotland at Murrayfield, when the two sides meet in Cardiff.Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said that he believes Wales were unlucky and will be a far stronger challenge when they face them in two week’s time.“We’ve now doubt that they will be disappointed with that and will be very determined when we get to Cardiff in 13 days time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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EasyJet renews Unicef support with on-board collection for Syrian children

first_imgEasyJet renews Unicef support with on-board collection for Syrian children Main image: easyJet aircraft with Unicef logo by Elliott Brown on Flickr.com Airline easyJet has begun an emergency on-board collection to raise funds for Unicef’s work for refugee and migrant children affected by the emergency in Syria and neighbouring regions.Passengers on easyJet flights can donate on board, in any currency, to help Unicef provide life-saving supplies such as clean water and medicine for children in Syria and the surrounding region. The company has donated £10,000 to start the collection.Partnership renewedAt the same time easyJet and Unicef have renewed their Change for Good™ partnership for a further three years until June 2018. During this time on board fundraising collections will continue to raise funds to help the global eradication of polio. However, the focus of such campaigns might change when an emergency strikes, as in the current situation.The airline has raised over £5 million for Unicef since the partnership began in July 2012.easyJet’s total since July 2012 for UnicefCarolyn McCall, Chief Executive Officer, easyJet, said:“We would like to thank our 68 million passengers and staff who travel with us each year who have given so generously to our Change for Good™ partnership. We are looking forward to furthering our achievements with Unicef over the next three years with a particular focus on the global fight to eradicate polio.” Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Individual giving 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  27 total views,  2 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 Howard Lake | 16 September 2015 | Newslast_img read more

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Attacks on leftists in Turkey

first_imgMembers of the Progressive Lawyers Association in Istanbul barricaded in their office during police raid, Nov. 3.The government of NATO-member Turkey, headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is a key U.S. ally in the war of regime change against Syria. Erdogan’s government has also carried out massive repression against Kurdish people and Turkish leftists opposed to the war. The following resolution, condemning Erdogan’s latest repression, was approved by acclamation at the Workers World Party National Conference on Nov. 13.On Friday, Nov. 11, police raided the headquarters of the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) in Istanbul, Turkey, after the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new statutory decree approved by parliament requiring 370 associations and nongovernmental organizations in 40 cities to be shut down under the pretext of “relations with terrorist groups that are harmful to the national security.” Most of these are leftist and progressive organizations, including the Peace Association of Turkey, a member of the World Peace Council.Members of the ÇHD were arrested and tortured, and then released on Saturday. Their files and computers were confiscated and their office was sealed by the police.The raid came days after the Nov. 3 arrest of 12 Kurdish members of parliament from the leftist People’s Democratic Party (HPD), and less than a month after a violent raid on a left-wing cultural center and headquarters of the world-famous musicians Grup Yorum.The National Conference of Workers World Party, meeting in New York City, Nov. 11-13, 2016, condemns the ongoing repression against progressive organizations and movements by the U.S.-backed government of Turkey, a NATO member. These attacks target left-wing organizations that support the Kurdish freedom struggle and that oppose Turkish intervention to aid U.S. regime-change plans in Syria.From the belly of the imperialist beast, we send our solidarity to the determined Turkish and Kurdish resistance and pledge our solidarity at this difficult time.Stop the raids! Hands off the Kurdish and Turkish left! U.S-Turkey out of Syria!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Armory Center for the Arts Appoints Joan Dooley as New Director of Studio Programs

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Left: Entertainer and philanthropist Tony Bennett visits Joan Dooley’s East L.A. classroom in 2013. Dooley was instrumental in securing a major grant from Bennett’s family foundation for the Humanitas Academy of Art & Technology at Esteban E. Torres High School. Right: Self portrait by Joan Dooley.Pasadena resident Joan Dooley’s credentials are genuinely impressive: writer for a major east coast newspaper; award winning photographer; Getty curator; multi-credentialed K-12 educator, nationally board-certified art teacher; and winner of several “teacher of the year” awards for her work with inner-city teens. Starting this September, we are happy to announce that Joan Dooley will join the Armory’s administrative team as its new Director of Studio Programs.Each year, the Armory’s Studio department manages 400 tuition-based art classes taught by 35 teaching artists, serves over 1,500 students (ages 2 to adult), and awards more than $100,000 in tuition assistance. Armory teaching artists are seasoned educators and practicing artists with advanced degrees from the nation’s top art schools.“I’m thrilled to come on board with an arts organization as outstanding and innovative as the Armory” said Dooley. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with the highly-skilled and dedicated staff to build upon our shared mission of empowering lives and communities through art… and I’m especially excited to be working right here in my home community of Pasadena.”After earning an MA in Art History from UMass Amherst, Dooley transitioned from a career in journalism at the venerable Worcester Telegram & Gazette to join the J. Paul Getty Museum’s curatorial team in Malibu—organizing the institution’s world-class photo collection for exhibitions and publications. Joan was the lead curator for several Getty photo exhibitions, including Lisette Model (1991) and Albert Renger-Patzsch (1996).Since 1999, Joan has taught photography at inner-city public high schools in Los Angeles, most recently at East L.A.’s Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology where she was instrumental in securing sizable grants from Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Foundation. Otis College of Art & Design (2003) and CalArts (2007) both named Joan teacher of the year for her work with teens. Joan’s students are among the most honored in LA County, earning national recognitions from the Scholastic Art Awards (the nation’s oldest); the US Congressional Art Competition; the Los Angeles Film Festival; and the prestigious grand prize from the Los Angeles Music Center’s annual Spotlight Awards. In 2011, Joan was honored by Ovation Television and the Scholastic Art Awards as Southern California’s teacher of the year for garnering the most student art awards of any high school teacher in the Southland. In 2013, Joan and her students were featured in two Los Angeles Times articles.Joan is also an artist specializing in fine art documentary photography. Her photos have received many awards, including several Women in Photography honors and National Geographic’s annual 2009 international World in Focus competition.“We believe that Joan Dooley is a fabulous fit for our team with impressive skills, experience, determination, and a cheerful spirit,” says Scott Ward, the Armory’s Executive Director. “With Joan, we have an exciting opportunity to reexamine and reinvent our 25-year-old Studio program to meet the evolving needs of our 21st Century community.” Dooley will officially join the Armory’s administrative team in September, 2016. For more information about the Armory’s Studio program, visit armoryarts.org/studio.About the ArmoryArmory Center for the Arts believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. Founded in 1989, The Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching and presenting the arts. The organization’s department of exhibitions offers diverse programs at its main facility and in locations throughout the region. Additionally, the Armory offers studio art classes on-site and a variety of standards-based art programs to more than fifty schools, community centers, parks, and detention centers in the greater Los Angeles area. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy People Armory Center for the Arts Appoints Joan Dooley as New Director of Studio Programs From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 4:11 pm Business News Community News Top of the News center_img Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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Take an Up Close Look at Caltech’s Role in the Apollo Program

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Science and Technology Take an Up Close Look at Caltech’s Role in the Apollo Program By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 3:46 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Apollo 11’s historic “giant leap” into history would not have been capable without some jet propulsion from a certain Pasadena-based laboratory, and Caltech’s Theodore von Kármán lecture series will consider that matter at a July 17 talk by academic luminaries.The von Kármán lecture series is named after the founder of Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and its next edition will discuss the significant role JPL played in the Apollo space program.The Apollo program’s conquering of the moon took a decade of intense preparation to accomplish. It required a huge Earth-bound support system.JPL’s role in the program entailed robotic precursor missions – unmanned remote controlled spacecraft that probed the lunar environment – and management of the Deep Space Network, which relayed television transmissions and provided backup communications capability.In the meantime, Caltech – which operates JPL for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – established a laboratory in the mid-1960s to develop techniques that needed for analyzing lunar samples. Once Apollo 11’s trove of Moon rocks were on the ground, Caltech researchers raced to contribute to the first stunning scientific results NASA shared with the world.Friday’s event will focus on understanding Caltech’s and JPL’s supporting role in one of humanity’s greatest achievements.Hosted by Preston Dyches, the event will feature Blaine Baggett, a JPL Fellow and Emmy award-winning producer; Arden Albee, Caltech Professor Emeritus of Geology and Planetary Science; and John Casani, a JPL veteran engineer of the Ranger and Surveyor robotic missions era.The von Kármán Lecture Series, presented by JPL’s Office of Communication and Education, brings the excitement of the space program’s missions, instruments and other technologies to both JPL employees and the local community.This is a free event and no tickets or reservations are required.The lecture starts at 7 p.m. and runs through to 8:30 p.m. at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.For more information, call (626) 395-4652 or visit https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2019&month=7. HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Newscenter_img Community News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img read more

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SDLP accuses Derry police of refusing to respond to 999 call

first_img Twitter The SDLP has accused the PSNI of refusing to respond to an incident in the Slievemore Park area of Derry last night during which armed men twice entered a home.The three masked men entered the house and threatened to shoot a man before leaving, they returned 15 minutes later, but the man and a woman who was with him had managed to escape.SDLP Councillor Shaun Gallagher has condemned the attack and has implied that the police were afraid to respond to the call.He says this suggests that these gangs are above the law and wants the police ombudsman to investigate:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/sdlp.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Google+ Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleQuestions raised after Section 140 fails in council chamberNext articleOmbudsman’s report on ‘lost at sea scheme’ criticised News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – June 3, 2010 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic SDLP accuses Derry police of refusing to respond to 999 call Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Judge dismisses child neglect charges against 3 adults found on remote New Mexico compound

first_imgTaos County Sheriff’s Office(TAOS, N.M.) — A judge has dismissed child neglect charges against three of the five people who were arrested after authorities discovered children living on a remote compound in New Mexico.The judge made the ruling that Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahha could not remain in custody since prosecutors missed a 10-day limit to establish probable cause for the neglect charges.Another hearing for Siraj Wahhaj, the father of the 3-year-old boy who was discovered dead on the property, will take place Wednesday afternoon. Wahhaj and his partner, Jany Leveille, have been charged with child abuse resulting in death.ABC News could not immediately reach attorneys for Wahhaj and Leveille. The pair could face life in prison if convicted.Authorities discovered the compound — located in Amalia, near the Colorado border — while searching for Wahhaj and his disabled son, who was believed to have been kidnapped by Wahhaj from Georgia last year.Wahhaj was heavily armed when sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant and swarmed the property.The boy’s body was later found in an “inner portion” of the compound, where the five adults and 11 children were living in filth with no running water or electricity.Prosecutors accuse Wahhaj of training the children to commit school shootings using a short-distance shooting range that had been installed on the compound.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Has Purplebricks own ‘commisery’ report backfired?

first_imgPurplebricks has moved into attack mode once more and produced a ‘commisery’ report that it says proves traditional agents are “out of touch, out of date and leaving millions out of pocket”. But it’s hard to find much data in the report to back up this contention.The report also appears to have avoided asking respondents what they expect to get for the much reduced fee that Purplebricks charges compared to traditional agents.Nevertheless, the report contains some worrying research for agents. This includes how only 5% of those buying or selling are concerned whether an agent has a high-street office, that house sellers are becoming more aware about alternative selling models, and that 68.9% of the public now know that they don’t have to “fork out” a percentage commission on the value of their property.It also says that the average commission among agents is 1.5% excluding VAT or £3,929 per sale.But the survey results don’t conclusively back up Purplebricks’ contention that traditional agents are out of date.35% annoyed by costThe company talked to 1003 respondents three months ago, of whom 35% said they were annoyed by the cost of using an estate agent, but only 11.37% said agents were the worst thing about buying a home. It also reveals that just 16% said their final bill from their agent came as a surprise.The research is also confusing – while Purplebricks found that 42% said agents represented poor value for money, only 16% felt their agent hadn’t done enough for the money they were paid.But the research does reveal changing attitudes to customer service, prompted by ever increasing role of the internet in daily life.Some 42% of respondents like the idea of ‘moving dashboard’ to show a sale’s progress, and 29% expect a full service, 24 hours a day.“Homeowners are entitled to a fair, transparent and convenient way to sell their homes and it is no longer acceptable to charge ever-increasing fees just because that’s the way things have always been done,” says Michael Bruce, CEO, Purplebricks (pictured, left).“This report shows that commission is the charge people dislike paying the most when they sell. But it doesn’t have to be that way, there is an alternative: a fair fixed fee with the same personal service as the high street. We want to help as many customer as we can avoid commisery – that feeling of kicking yourself because you could have got the same service for less.”Purplebricks Michael Bruce commisery April 6, 2017Nigel LewisOne commentSheila Manchester, The Negotiator The Negotiator 6th April 2017 at 10:51 amInteresting stuff, but while people may ‘expect a full service 24 hours a day’ that isn’t really possible in estate agency, is it? Do all the people that say that’s what they expect, themselves offer a 24 hr complete service in their work? Being able to book holidays, food deliveries, viewings etc round the clock is great, but you don’t get the delivery at 3am and neither can you go and see a property to buy 24 hours a day, can you? So its not a ‘full service’!Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Has Purplebricks own ‘commisery’ report backfired? previous nextAgencies & PeopleHas Purplebricks own ‘commisery’ report backfired?Research out today from the company isn’t quite the bombshell it might have been hoping for.Nigel Lewis6th April 20171 Comment2,562 Viewslast_img read more

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Assistant/Associate Professor

first_imgOptional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Teaching PhilosophyStatement of Research and/or GoalsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentationOther Documentation (2)Other * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question) * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Othercenter_img Posting DetailsJob TitleAssistant/Associate ProfessorPosting NumberP0136FJob Description SummaryResponsibilities of the individual identified will includedirecting an extramurrally funded research program, team-teachingin the first year veterinary curriculum (endocrinology/physiology),and participating in graduate instruction. The successful candidatewill be expected to develop a scholarly and externally fundedresearch program in the area of his or her expertise, and to workcollaboratively with other faculty to develop dynamic,self-sustaining programs at Auburn University.Minimum QualificationsMinimum qualifications include a PhD degree (or equivalent) in arelevant discipline at the time employment begins. The successfulapplicant must also possess excellent interpersonal communicationskills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in acollegial atmosphere. The candidate selected for this position mustbe able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the UnitedStates at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin andcontinue working legally for the proposed term of employment.Desired QualificationsTeaching and Post-doctoral experience is strongly encouraged.Expertise in endocrinology and related fields that complementcurrent research in the department is desired.Special Instructions to ApplicantsReview of applications will begin May 31, 2021 and continue until acandidate is recommended for hire.Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

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PPEist becomes PM

first_imgYesterday’s General Election saw PPEist facing PPEist in a close-run campaign.Ted Miliband is well known for his tenure as Corpus JCR President and OULC co-Chair. David Cameron is relatively unknown by comparison, notable for being captain of the Brasenose Tennis Club, and rumoured to have spent his time with members of controversial drinking society the Bullingdon Club.More recently, when one commentator compared the Old Etonian’s Bullingdon antics to the London riots of 2011, Cameron told the Today Programme that, unlike the Bullingdon Club’s debauched evenings, the riots were “very well organised…looting and stealing and thieving.”Ted Miliband has lost out to Brasenose rival David Cameron before, scoring a 2:1, while Cameron achieved a First. Cameron’s tutor, Professor Vernon Bogdanor, described him as “one of the ablest” students he has taught.However, Miliband has the more impressive hack credentials, while one university friend, Steve Rathbone, suggested that Cameron was not keen on student politics because “he wanted to have a good time”.Another friend, James Delingpole, described him as a “normal 19-year old” who is “likeable and fun, with not an ounce of (apparent) political ambition in his bones”.Miliband, by contrast, has proved his insatiable passion for activism by demonstrating against Corpus Christi’s proposed 27 per cent increase in battels. As JCR President, he led around 50 JCR members, sporting t-shirts bearing the slogan “Blood from the breast, not from a stone,” chanting, “27 is a joke, not an offer!”The reputation of both candidates pales in comparison, though, when compared with the BNOC status of LMH English student Michael Gove, whose time as Union President was characterised by scandal and notoriety. Gove graced the pages of this newspaper time and again during his time as Union President, making headlines including ‘Union hacks in five in a bed romp shocker’.Both Cameron and Miliband have been quizzed about drug-taking, and Miliband appears to have kept his nose cleaner, both literally and metaphorically.When asked about how well qualified he was to dictate drugs policy, he told an audience of 16- to 24-year olds, “I haven’t taken drugs. I’m not in favour of decriminalisation, for example, of cannabis, because of my reading about it – and I have read about it.”Cameron has been less up front about his relationship with drugs. He has declined to comment on whether he was almost expelled from Eton for smoking cannabis, or whether he partook in cocaine while at Oxford.Number 10 is no stranger to PPEists: if Miliband becomes Prime Minister, he will be the fourth PPEist to do so after Cameron, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath.Despite generating so many political success stories, PPE has regularly come under fire as a degree choice.Journalist Nick Cohen expressed widely held reservations in the Spectator, saying, “PPE essay crises are the perfect preparation for politicians who will distil a complicated society down to a few slogans.“Above all, the flightiness of PPE encourages puppeteer politicians, who stand above their society pulling the strings, rather than men and women who represent solid interests within it.”Commentator John Crace, writing in the Guardian, explained why so many politicians have ascended to office after graduating from Oxford with a PPE degree, writing that the degree gives students “a talent for having a firm opinion about absolutely everything regardless.”last_img read more

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