Authorities put brakes on Turl St Dash

first_imgStudents were also reported to have urinated on the walls of their rivals’ college and a small group of Jesus students attempted to break into Exeter.But rivalry between the two colleges dates back centuries. It is believed that in the 1960s, Exeter students fed a flock of pigeons laxatives before letting them loose in Jesus’ Dining Hall. The Jesus retaliation to this incident reportedly involved varnishing Exeter toilet seats.Jesus College’s Alternative Perspective notes that “The Jesus/Exeter feud has been going strong for several hundred years after the initial street battles and shows no signs of abating.”The Dash itself is not associated with violence. The nature of the Dash is one secretively protected by Jesus College members.“The ban would have been re-imposed regardless”One Jesus undergraduate, who wished to remain anonymous, said that, “only a few are privy to the whole story behind the Dash and I’m not going to share it!”He also noted that the Dash is usually banned by college officials every year.He said, “The ban would have been re-imposed regardless of whether or not there had been a fight.”He also said that, “The punishments received as a direct consequence of the fighting were entirely proportionate.”Second year Exeter lawyer, Alice Loughney summed up popular student opinion at both colleges. She commented that the so-called enmity is “definitely not taken seriously, it’s more of a harmless friendly rivalry.”The future of the Turl Street Dash remains uncertain. The annual Turl Street Dash has been banned by both Jesus and Exeter College authorities, following violence last year’s event and national media attention.The Dash is a long-standing tradition involving Jesus students participating in a bicycle ride around Oxford finishing on Turl Street, usually preceded by heavy drinking.But students at both colleges were warned that any attempt to participate in a Dash this year would result in heavy punishment. This follows the events of last Hilary term, when the Dash escalated into a drunken brawl between students at Exeter and Jesus.In response to the fight and the press coverage it received, Exeter’s Junior Dean and Jesus’ Dean outlined their intention to punish those responsible and ensurethat the incident would not be repeated.Last week, Exeter students were informed by e-mail that the “Turl Street Dash is banned” and that any students found participating would be “heavily disciplined.”Jesus JCR President received an email to similar effect. In the e-mail, the Dean of Jesus College warned that, “After the fracas and adverse national publicity of the event last year you should know that I promulgated a ban on the event.”The e-mail also cautioned that anyone found organising or participating in the Dash would “incur my severe displeasure.”In February of last year, Cherwell reported on the events of the Dash which ended in violence between the colleges. The Sun ran the story under the headline ‘Uni-Cycle Riot’. Jesus students were reported to have come out onto Turl Street to cheer on competitors in the bicycle race. Chanting and swearing degenerated into fighting between some Exeter and Jesus students. The subsequent fight allegedly left students injured and bicycles damaged after they were thrown around in the street.last_img read more

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Bayonne Civic League up and running

first_imgTo the Editor:The Bayonne Civic League was formed earlier this year on three key pillars: stewardship, service, and participation in local government. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization, we offer an avenue to share ideas and provide an infrastructure to increase community development. Our vision for Bayonne is retain, reinvest, renew.In month one, we participated in the citywide Earth Day cleanup on April 22. As we move into the summer, we have several of our own events and activities planned for the coming months. At our next meeting, we will be collecting clothes and donating them to those in need. In August, date to be determined, we will also be hosting a wine tasting event, which is open to the full public.If you are interested in learning more about the Bayonne Civic League or would like to be added to our mailing list, please email [email protected] You can also like our Facebook page at Www.facebook.com/BayonneCivicLeague.This group is open to any and all who are interested in making Bayonne a better place to live. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! RYAN WALKER and EILEEN KIZAlast_img read more

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Elkhart Airport has a new manager

first_img Twitter Elkhart Airport has a new manager Pinterest Facebook By Tommie Lee – July 30, 2020 0 403 Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebook Elkhart Municipal Airport Public Domain, Link The Elkhart airport has a new manager.On Thursday, Mayor Rod Roberson announced that Andy Jones has been appointed to the role.The Elkhart Truth reports Jones is a lifelong resident and has prior experience in the city government.He previously served as airport manager for 12 years in the past, working under three previous mayors.Jones comes to the office after serving as the director of downtown development for the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleWoman in custody after a man was shot at an Elkhart residenceNext articleArea hospitals working together to prepare for any future surge in COVID-19 cases Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Why millennials are better at home buying than you

first_imgby: Lucy MuellerBecause of our sheer numbers, we millennials tip pretty much any scale we touch, whether it’s the housing market or the wine industry. (We’re drinking more of it, but we prefer the cheap stuff.)That’s why Gen Y is either thanked or scolded for most major market moves. A year ago, millennials were “dragging down homeownership”; this year we’ll “make it easier for you to buy a house.” Either way, as the older tier of the generation rounds into their early 30s, millennial homeowners are turning out more than ever before.And we’re a really weird brand of home buyer.Millennial homeowners are saddled with obstacles no previous generation has had to face, like an average student loan debt per borrower that’s both monstrous and unprecedented. They’re also less romantic about the whole process than their predecessors — buying before marriage, owning for shorter periods of time, and flipping with gusto and success. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Card innovations impacting the future of the credit union industry

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeremiah Lotz Jeremiah Lotz directs PSCU’s initiatives to empower the company’s Owner credit unions with innovative and engaging payment solutions. Lotz leads an experienced team dedicated to delivering PSCU’s credit, debit, prepaid, … Web: pscu.com Details Today, payments options for consumers are endless, and credit unions should be prepared to provide members with access to as many offerings as possible. While new payment methods such as digital wallets and real-time payments are important, optimizing credit and debit card programs is also imperative for credit union success and for their cards to remain top-of-wallet. Here are eight innovations in card products and technology credit unions should have on their radar when it comes to optimizing, improving and marketing their card programs:Contactless – More consumers are using contactless/dual interface cards for tap-and-go transactions on a daily basis. Due to a reduction in the time it takes to complete a purchase, using contactless cards improves the point-of-sale experience for consumers. Once they realize their purchasing experiences can be enhanced and quickened through contactless, consumers will naturally start to gravitate toward these cards at all locations where they are accepted. Contactless is also expected to drive mobile adoption as an increasing number of consumers experience the ease and speed of tap-and-go payment methods.Metal Contactless – Many credit unions are beginning to offer cards made of certain types of materials associated with different loyalty or rewards programs. Metal cards are seen as higher-end cards which can be used to differentiate an issuer’s brand and program offerings. Installment Payments – Credit unions are starting to explore the ability to give members the option to turn a high-dollar transaction on their credit card into a lower rate or fixed installment plan “loan” versus the traditional revolving balance option. For example, a credit union might see a member has made a large purchase and offer him or her the ability to pay the purchase off over a set amount of time for a small fee, versus paying a high interest rate for revolving the balance. Some larger banks and issuers – including American Express and Chase – already offer similar programs, which give consumers more control over their finances by allowing them to choose how and when they pay.  Digital Issuance – Issuing a digital card that can be accessed through a consumer’s mobile wallet provides instant availability to cards during initial opening or lost/stolen situations, which essentially eliminates the three- to four-day waiting period consumers typically experience when being issued a new card. Allowing for mobile and card-not-present transactions through digital issuance will make consumers less likely to move to a different card when theirs is lost/stolen, as they can continue making purchases and transactions while awaiting the physical card replacement.Enhanced Authentication – Credit unions are beginning to explore how to pass biometric authentication across channels to improve the member experience. Right now, biometric authentication is most commonly used to access a mobile app and is fairly secure given it utilizes a user’s fingerprint or face recognition. But how can that translate to the phone channel and be used to make authentication stronger in other channels? For credit unions, enhanced authentication techniques not only improve the member experience and deliver enhanced security, they also provide more data to utilize to make informed decisions about which authentication practices are best suited for particular members and channels.Loyalty and Rewards – There has been a shift across the industry as it relates to the types of loyalty and rewards program offerings and perks members want. Overall, they want choice in how and where they use their rewards. Some issuers and other providers are allowing consumers to redeem points for a purchase they have already made – essentially “removing” the transaction from their balance or lowering the overall cost of the purchase in exchange for loyalty points. Another up-and-coming trend is cashing in on reward points for experiences.Data and Analytics – Now that the industry has a better understanding of how to collect and analyze data, these insights are being used to personalize and improve the cardholder experience. It allows credit unions to make faster and better decisions for members. For example, if a member purchases a flight and rents a car, the credit union might reach out and remind the cardholder to turn on card controls via the credit union’s mobile app so transactions are not denied while traveling. Credit unions are now using data to create experiences based on known information leading up to certain events or specific times.Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Using data and technology offered through AI and RPA can enhance the member experience and ensure members are being offered card programs or other financial services offerings that are the most relevant to them. While these technologies do not change how payments themselves are made, they give credit unions, issuers and other financial institutions a way to create better experiences. Whether it is disputing a fraudulent transaction or serving a member when he or she calls in to the contact center, using AI and RPA allows for more automation and predictive analysis so financial institutions can be better prepared to serve members and consumers.last_img read more

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Ancient culinary specialties were presented as part of the Lošinj Cuisine Festival

first_imgBy the way, on April 27, the people of Lošinj celebrate “Apoxyomenos’ birthday”, ie the day when the ancient bronze statue of the athlete Apoxyomenos was taken out of the seabed in 1999. On this occasion, the Museum of Apoxyomenos will open its doors free of charge to all visitors (from 10 am to 18 pm). Also, on April 30, 2019, an athletics race will be held in honor of the famous Lošinj bronze resident. Source / photo: The ministry of tourism; Mali Lošinj Tourist Board These are two menus, fish and meat with three courses and a glass of wine. Apart from the famous mythical triad (grain, olives and wine), the foods and spices in the recipes of Lošinj’s cuisine are precisely those that have been confirmed to have been in use in ancient Greece. You can find more about the event HERE. Restaurants that participate in the Festival and where you can try the specialties are: Restaurant Artatore, Inn Baracuda, Restaurant Bocca Vera, Tavern Bonifačić, Tavern Cigale, Deveron gastro pub, Restaurant Diana, Restaurant Eki, Restaurant Marina, Restaurant Poljana, Restaurant Punta, Tavern Silvana, Restaurant Televrin, Restaurant Veli žal and Restaurant Za Kantuni. „13. Lošinj Cuisine Festival “organized by the City of Mali Lošinj and the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj, 15 Lošinj restaurants, 3 winemakers and students of Ambroz Haračić High School on Malološinj Square today presented specialties from foods used in antiquity. From April 15 to May 25, 25, 2019 Lošinj catering facilities will offer these same specialties to their guests, reports the Ministry of Tourism. The opening of this year’s “13. Festivities of Lošinj cuisine “will be held as part of the” KeyQ + festival “from 25-27. April 2019. “KeyQ ​​+ – culture and tourism as keys to quality for cross-border development of Italy and Croatia” is a project aimed at developing a unique tourism product based on common cultural and culinary heritage that connects Croatian and Italian border regions and research and discovery of tastes, smells and customs of rural areas. surround the northern Adriatic.last_img read more

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HelioSlough plans 2.3m sq ft debut shed development

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Pintek launches fast lending product to help education funding amid pandemic

first_imgThe company reported that it had disbursed Rp 70 billion in loans to more than 3,000 borrowers since its establishment in 2018.In September, Pintek said its nonperforming loan (NPL) ratio was around 0.1 percent, well below the overall NPL ratio in the fintech industry, which increased to 7.99 percent in July as a result of the decline in income among borrowers.Read also: Regulators, fintech companies work to balance innovation, regulationTommy went on to say that Pintek had tightened its credit scoring system and offered loan restructuring to prevent bad loans. So far, fewer than 10 borrowers had asked for the restructuring, he added.The Indonesian Fintech Peer-to-Peer Financing Association’s (AFPI) legal and compliant handling manager Tiar Sidabutar said that, while the NPL had increased, the number of lender transactions has risen by 12 million from July to August, signaling market trust in P2P lending.“There are still only a few players in fintech for the education sector, hopefully we will see more companies enter the scene and more borrowers getting to know this type of financial service,” he said. Topics : “This product is to help students pay for tuition, books, gadget and phone credit, among other things, to help them learn from home during the pandemic,” he said in a press briefing.He went on to say that the company aimed to have 5,000 new borrowers using the product in the next six months.However, Tommy said the product could only cater to partner schools, as Pintek would transfer the money directly to the education institution.“We do not want Indonesia’s students to get left behind in school because of this pandemic, that is why we want to ease payments for education,” he said. Education-focused peer-to-peer lender Pintek launched on Thursday a fast lending product to help students and parents get funds during the pandemic.The product, called Pintek Instant, affords borrowers access to loans of up to Rp 5 million (US$339) with an hour approval time and repayment in installments over a period of up to three months.The company’s CEO, Tommy Yuwono, said the COVID-19 pandemic had resulted in parents getting pay cuts or furloughed, making it hard for them to pay for their children’s school needs.last_img read more

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Comeback bid falls short as UW loses to Michigan

first_imgThings were finally looking up for the Badgers, but in what’s turning into the story of the season, they weren’t able to pull off a win.The Wisconsin men’s soccer team seemed like a strong attacking team Sunday, but after letting in two goals in the first half, the squad just couldn’t finish a comeback against Michigan, dropping the Big Ten home opener 3-2.Now sitting at 1-8-2 and 0-1-1 in the Big Ten, Wisconsin just can’t seem to dominate a full 90 minutes. However, UW started the game out strong, scoring first.With his first collegiate goal, junior midfielder Colin Mani put the Badgers on top 11:50 into the game.“It felt good to get my first collegiate goal,” Mani said. “Jon Rzepka was trying to attempt a cross and it got deflected and landed on me. I was just putting it back across the goal for an opportunity on goal and it just carried into the far post so it was fortunate.”Wisconsin continued to put up a good fight against Michigan, but only six minutes later Michigan’s Justin Meram dribbled past the defense to get Michigan’s momentum rolling.It looked like the teams were going to head into half time locked in a tie, but the Wolverines shot in a goal off a corner kick, taking the lead and stealing any momentum the Badgers had.“I think that affected the psyche more than anything,” head coach John Trask said. “If we could have gotten in it 1-1, then maybe it would have been a little bit different. If a player like [Meram] is going to beat two players and shoot it in the upper corner like he did, hats off to him. But for them to nonchalantly play a corner kick right out and have them take a touch and have them whack it at our goal, we’re just not locked in enough to the opposing players. We just didn’t do a good enough job of eliminating really good looks for them. We just didn’t get out to them quick enough.”Michigan didn’t wait to use their momentum in the second half. Only 13 minutes after the break Michigan’s Matt Schmitt knocked in a rebound off a penalty kick to give Michigan the two-goal advantage.For the first time all season Wisconsin was down by two goals, and with about 30 minutes left in the game the squad was already starting to look like a defeated team.“This is the first time we’ve been down two goals this year,” Trask said. “The dog’s been kicked at that point. The guys have been hanging in there very well. It’s tough on them. It’s not easy. I mean we had seven rookies on the field and believe me I’m not using that as an excuse. We’re halfway through a season, it’s just the facts. If I could do something different I would.”But with eight minutes left it was one of those rookies who seemed to give Wisconsin new life. Chris Prince kicked in the Badgers second goal on the day instantly turning the squad into a more aggressive team that looked like it could tie things up.“We started sending some more numbers forward because we needed to get a couple goals,” Mani said. “We were fortunate to get that goal – Prince had a great finish – a new energy came into us. We were able to put pressure on the keeper. He made a great save on a shot by Joey Tennyson most goalies wouldn’t have saved. Once again we just ended up falling short.”Despite a few close chances to push the game into overtime as the clock ran out, so did the Badgers’ hopes of getting another win.Losing another game is definitely getting frustrating for the young team, but Trask can’t ignore the fact his squad was creating scoring opportunities, which they haven’t been as successful at through the first part of the season.“We had a lot of good attack,” Trask said. “I think we finished with nine corner kicks and seven or eight shots on goal. When you’re playing in the Big Ten and you can create seven or eight shots on goal… I thought the first 15 or 18 minutes we played pretty well.“There were a couple bright spots. Joey Tennyson played very well today. He looks like he’s grown as a player and as a person within this team.”With the bright spots in mind, Wisconsin still can’t help but feel frustrated. Now sitting at the half-way point in the season, the Badgers need to find a way to turn things around and starting winning some games instead of always being beaten by that one goal that seems to get by.“It’s a reoccurring theme and we just haven’t been able to get over that,” Mani said. “It’s something that’s been plaguing us all year. Hopefully in the second half of the season we can get it turned around, especially in the Big Tens, and carry that into the Big Ten Tournament.”last_img read more

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Jungle boogie

first_imgAn April 15 Bleacher Report article by Tim Fitzgerald quotes Tori Hunter as saying, “Some Black players feel they are still unfairly discriminated against and he felt MLB GMs weren’t making an effort to sign Black players because Latino players were easier to control.” Fitzgerald goes on to say that, “The basic socioeconomic issues that affect African-Americans play a major factor. There are a lot of empty lots and fields in most urban areas with high Black populations. If you have a group of friends and a football, game on. Same with a park, with a hoop. Baseball, however, requires gloves, bats, and balls to be played properly—with enough players to cover at least half a field. It’s not as easy to put together a baseball game for poor Black kids.”I hear the same lame excuses about sports such as hockey. You need tons of equipment in order to pursue a career in hockey. OK, I hear all of the spinsters. The economy is bad, cities cannot afford to build and maintain baseball fields, they just do not have the money. Oh, but there is loot available, right? Non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to stop the violence have sprung up like weeds all across America but violent Black on Black crime continues at a genocidal type rate. It seems to me that there might be some pocket padding going on because the only impact that many of these organizations are having is stopping violent knocks on their doors from bill collectors.Take some of that stop the violence money and restore some of those weed filled neighborhood baseball fields. Get out of the bright lights, quit “cheesin’” for every TV camera in the vicinity and stop swallowing every microphone with a signal. Get down in the trenches, low down and dirty. Break a sweat so that this curse may be broken.The world of pro sports is guilty for the systematic exclusion of Blacks as managers and owners. Black America is twice as guilty as the most astute “house Negro” for gleaning what they can off of the backs of those positioned a bit lower on the food chain.The “house that Jackie built” has long since been abandoned and demolished. In its place sits an empty lot. There must be a new house built. A new foundation must be put in place. We can no longer rest on the laurels of Jackie Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Roberto Clemente or any of our iconic performers of the past. Don’t you get it boys and girls? When we constantly focus on the past, the present and the future fly by as a perverted blur. We miss it and don’t even realize what we miss. Erase all of the problems from the blackboard and begin to list some of the solutions.If you haven’t noticed by now, this communiqué is not about what MLB, NFL, NHL or the NBA can do for us; this is about what we can do for ourselves.Popcorn here, get your popcorn and peanuts. No, we are not at PNC Park. These sounds must be heard at neighborhood ball fields, everywhere. Unplug the video games. Demand that our children go outside and play. When you, me, no us, take ownership the world will notice and respond. Why should anyone take us seriously when Black America in its zombie-like state doesn’t seem to take itself seriously, oh except when we are watching BET or a Tyler Perry movie?Fitzgerald said, “It’s not as easy to put together a baseball game for poor Black kids.” I happen to look at that statement as a “crock” my friends.Don’t wait for MLB to build baseball academies in urban neighborhoods, get up off your “rusty dusty’s” and build them yourselves. If we want ownership then we should pool enough of our resources to buy a team. When we have the money we can demand legal remedies if we are not afforded the same ownership opportunities given to others. Jackie Robinson day should be renamed “get up off your butt day.” Excuse yourself from the “class of excuses.” It is time to “get to gettin’,” ciao.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at [email protected]) The “boys of summer” who are at present hangin’ out at various locations in the “Sunshine State” are putting the final touches on their traveling trunks because the time to get to the train station is fast approaching. If they want to arrive at designated points north then they had better “git to gittin’” as my grandpap used to say snuff cup firmly in hand, snuff juice flying everywhere. As “Jackie Robinson” day approaches, my thoughts dwell on how Major League Baseball can create a lasting memorial to a great “American” athlete. That living and eternal tribute would be a little thing called ownership. There are not any Black owners, only a couple of Black managers, and dwindling numbers of Black players. The impact that Jackie Robinson had on MLB faded long ago. My father used to say “the log that we placed in the fireplace last week will not keep the ‘hawk’ away tonight.”last_img read more

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