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African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Champion Industries Limited is an investment holding company in Ghana with substantial assets in gold mining and forestry and a manufacturing operating producing toilet paper. Established in 1967, the company was formerly known as Super Paper Products Co Ltd. It is a market leader in Ghana and exports its toilet paper products to regions in West Africa. In 2009, African Champion Industries incorporated a value-creation strategy to purchase significant interests in assets which generate hard currency in West Africa, primarily investments in natural resources and property. Its sole asset is a royalty on Adamus Resources Telku Bokazo gold mine and a minority stake in Miro Forestry Developments Limited, a plantation forestry company with assets in Ghana and Sierra Leone. African Champion Industries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

 

New Schroders fund benefits Cancer Research Campaign

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 May 2000 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Schroders fund benefits Cancer Research Campaign Schroders have launched a new fund that invests in the healthcare sector, offering investors a change “to benefit from the huge investment potential of medical research.”. In addition, the Schroder Medical Discovery Fund will benefit the work of the Cancer Research Campaign. Schroders will contribute half of the net initial charge (inclusive of VAT) and 0.25% of the total value of the fund (inclusive of VAT) to the CRC annually on an ongoing basis.Find out more about the Schroder Medical Discovery Fund. Advertisement 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. read more

 

CAF report suggests alternatives to Charity Commission levy plan

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 22 January 2018 | News CAF report suggests alternatives to Charity Commission levy plan Charities Aid Foundation has released a report putting forward a number of alternatives to the Charity Commission’s plans to introduce a levy for all registered charities.CAF has issued four counter-proposals, including the charities regulator raising income from fining charities that file their accounts late, rather than charging a registration fee.The Commission is expected to launch a consultation on introducing a mandatory charge, with the Commission’s Chief Executive seeking to raise £7 million per year from charities.CAF has warned however that forcing charities to divert some of their donations to fund the regulator may damage public trust, compromise the Commission’s independence, and deter some people from donating because they do not want to see their money used to pay for additional overheads. It also fears that the introduction of even a nominal charge could set a dangerous precedent, and would likely result in costs for charities increasing over time.In a paper published last week, CAF argues that there is a need for the Commission to be better funded if it is to adequately carry out its regulatory responsibilities, but that donations made to support important causes should not be used to pay for the work of a statutory regulator.It also argues that introducing a charge for charities that miss deadlines for filing their accounts instead would encourage better governance and reduce costs for the Commission if it encouraged more charities to file accounts on time. An average fine of £250 for the 10,000 charities that missed deadlines for filing accounts or annual returns with the Commission this year would generate £5 million, it says.Other alternatives suggested by CAF include encouraging the Commission and Government to consider include charging for specific advice or additional services for charities which request them, funding charity regulation through Libor fines or providing additional Treasury funding, as part of a new settlement aimed to bringing communities together.CAF Chief Executive Sir John Low said:“It is crucial that the regulation of charities is adequately resourced. Significant cuts in funding from the Treasury in recent years mean there is now a clear need for additional money if the Commission is to be able to do its important job properly.“However the idea of a levy on charities to fund the Commission does throw up problems – millions of generous people who give to charity will not want the money they donate to a their favourite cause diverted to a regulator instead of the front line.“We believe there are a number of better ways to solve the problem of funding an effective charity regulator. With the issue of charging firmly on the agenda, and governance changes at the Commission, we believe now is the time to look at all the alternatives.”  83 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Charity Commission Finance 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.last_img read more

 

La lucha contra Kavanaugh

first_imgLa confirmación de Brett Kavanaugh ante la Corte Suprema el 6 de octubre fue sin duda una victoria, por el momento, para la clase capitalista de los Estados Unidos que busca mantener su control sobre el poder represivo del estado. El hecho de que ganó la votación a pesar de la evidencia creíble y poderosa de que agredió sexualmente a varias mujeres, enfatiza la descarada brutalidad de esta clase dominante.Millones de personas experimentaron esta victoria reaccionaria como una agonía, ya que las audiencias evocaron sus propias experiencias de trauma: mujeres, especialmente mujeres de color, mujeres no conformes con su género, mujeres jóvenes y mayores, mujeres con discapacidades, personas trans de todos los géneros. Y otras también, mujeres y hombres agredidos cuando eran niñas/os por quienes tenían autoridad sobre ellas/os.Y millones han sido llamadas/os a la rabia y a la lucha renovada, a medida que se revelaba la profundidad de la violencia sexual hacia las mujeres.A medida que la lucha continúa, quienes están listas/os para actuar tienen poderosos ejemplos de historias de resistencia organizada. La marcha de Mujeres Indígenas Desaparecidas y Asesinadas en Seattle el 4 de octubre es un recordatorio de cómo los pueblos originarios han luchado contra los ataques colonizadores, incluida la violación, durante siglos, con mujeres y personas de dos espíritus en el liderazgo.Para las mujeres negras en los EUA, las luchas contra la violación, el asalto sexual y muchos otros crímenes de racismo, liderados por Ida B. Bells, Anna J. Cooper y otras, están íntimamente relacionados. Quizás el registro más antiguo de los EUA de un esfuerzo organizado contra la violación proviene de 1866, cuando un grupo de mujeres afroamericanas declararon ante el Congreso que una mafia blanca, incluida la policía, las había violado y a su comunidad durante el disturbio de Memphis. (tinyurl.com/gny47ox)Este legado de resistencia nos recuerda que una lucha contra la violencia hacia las mujeres debe ser simultáneamente una lucha contra el racismo y la opresión nacional, y una lucha para derrocar el sistema de relaciones de propiedad privada que históricamente dio origen a las ideas y prácticas de la supremacía patriarcal y la supremacía blanca que permean todos los aspectos de las relaciones de clase en los Estados Unidos de hoy.En “El origen de la familia, la propiedad privada y el estado”, Friedrich Engels escribió que la caída de la sociedad matriarcal en la prehistoria había sido una “derrota mundial de las mujeres”. Se refirió a la división de la sociedad en clases cuando los hombres de la clase dominante ejercieron el control sobre los recursos excedentes, sobre los hombres que eran trabajadores y sobre los cuerpos de las mujeres, que eran trabajadoras y las únicas personas que podían producir más personas.Ahora, a medida que la ira se ha acumulado de nuevo por la exposición del maltrato de las mujeres y su trato como propiedad, existe la posibilidad de crear solidaridad e interrelación de las luchas por justicia.Como señaló Dorothy Ballan en su libro “Feminismo y marxismo”, Engels entendió que el patriarcado no era eterno. Si el patriarcado se estableció al mismo tiempo que la sociedad de clases, también podría desmantelarse junto con la sociedad de clases.Nos inspira el surgimiento de la reciente huelga de trabajadoras/es de McDonald’s con salarios bajos en los EUA. Dirigida por mujeres de color, declararon una huelga el 18 de septiembre contra el desenfrenado abuso sexual en sus trabajos. Apoyadas por aliados obreros masculinos, las mujeres exigieron tanto sus derechos como trabajadoras como su liberación como mujeres, para terminar con que sus cuerpos fueran utilizados como propiedad de la compañía al capricho de propietarios, gerentes y clientes.Marx y Engels, en el Manifiesto comunista, dijeron que el objetivo de las/os comunistas era un mundo en el que las mujeres se liberaran de ser “artículos de comercio e instrumentos de trabajo”.En el Partido Workers World/Mundo Obrero, luchamos por la liberación de todas las mujeres de todas las formas de violencia sexual y explotación. Estamos luchando por un mundo en el que todas las personas de todos los géneros, sexualidad, edad, nacionalidad, capacidad y discapacidad, estén libres de abuso y explotación, y se puedan desarrollar de forma brillante y bella en todos sus muchos aspectos. Estamos luchando para construir un camino socialista hacia ese mundo. Debemos estar dispuestas/os a enfrentar todos los desafíos para que eso suceda.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

 

Reaction to Obama Climate Action Plan

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Reaction to Obama Climate Action Plan By Gary Truitt – Jun 25, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan, which takes the unprecedented step of calling for carbon dioxide emission standards for both new and existing power plants.  The Environmental Protection Agency has already begun the rulemaking process for regulating carbon dioxide emissions at new power plants.  Governor Pence recently wrote President Obama in opposition to the EPA’s rulemaking. The President’s announcement today to extend the carbon dioxide regulations to existing power plants will raise electricity costs for Hoosiers. Governor Pence adds, “We need an all of the above energy strategy that uses coal, wind, solar, nuclear and natural gas to meet our energy needs.  These proposed regulations are inconsistent with an all of the above strategy.”center_img Previous articlePresident Unveils Climate Action PlanNext articleCrude Oil Little Changed in Flat Sesssion Gary Truitt Reaction to Obama Climate Action Plan “The President’s proposed carbon dioxide regulations will have a significant and detrimental impact on states like Indiana that rely on coal for reliable, affordable electricity,” said Indiana Governor Mike Pence.  “These regulations will increase the cost of electricity on Hoosier families and businesses at a time when our economy can least afford it.  Instead of driving up the cost of energy, the President should be focused on creating jobs.” The Renewable Fuels Association points out that the Climate Action Plan unveiled by the President highlights the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The plan notes biofuels have an important role to play in increasing our energy security, fostering rural economic development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. It states that is why the Administration supports the RFS and is investing in research and development to help bring next-generation biofuels on line. RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen agrees with President Obama and says there is perhaps no better example of a proven successful climate change energy policy than the RFS. Dinneen notes the RFS has helped reduce the nation’s dependence on environmentally hazardous petroleum while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 50-percent when directly compared to gasoline. He says the RSF is delivering demonstrable environmental benefits and fuel choice to drivers, supporting nearly 400-thousand jobs domestically and stimulating investment in new renewable fuel innovations that promise even greater benefits.Advanced Ethanol Council Executive Director Brooke Coleman says the advanced ethanol industry stands behind the Obama Administration in the effort to address climate change. Coleman says the President is right to identify the Renewable Fuel Standard and existing federal regulations as critical to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector. However – the AEC notes climate action isn’t just about average global temperature. Coleman says it’s also important to talk about a global race to commercialize next generation fuels as conventional oil become increasingly scarce and new unconventional reserves only come online at considerable expense. Not only is inaction irresponsible from a climatological perspective – Coleman says it puts the U.S. further behind in the global race to develop new energy industries, create new American jobs and ensure high and volatile gas prices don’t continue to paralyze economic growth.A progress report recently released by the AEC demonstrates the commercial progress of the advanced biofuels industry. The report shows that the cellulosic biofuels industry is reaching commercial deployment just five years after the passage of the RFS and notwithstanding the global economic downturn. The AEC notes maintaining the RFS and removing inequities from the federal tax code favoring the development of fossil fuels are critical to the ongoing development of low carbon, renewable fuels. Coleman says we need Congress to establish a path and stick to it. Coleman says the ongoing politicization of the issue just means clean energy industries are going to build their new facilities on Chinese or Brazilian soil instead of in the U.S.National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel says the President’s plan makes clear that breaking our dependence on fossil fuels is a key part of the equation in addressing climate change. She says biodiesel can help do that in a practical, cost-effective way. Steckel notes biodiesel is the first EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel to reach one-billion gallons of annual production. The 4.6-billion gallons of biodiesel used since 2005 have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 74-billion pounds. That’s the same impact as removing 5.4-million passenger vehicles from America’s roadways. Steckel says we can continue that progress by strengthening renewable fuels requirements in the coming years – while at the same time creating jobs and reducing our dependence on imported fuels.The nation’s leading farm and ranch land conservation group says the agricultural sector has the opportunity to help address the causes and consequences of climate change. American Farmland Trust President Jon Scholl says our food production system is extremely vulnerable to climate change – but agriculture has tremendous capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change through good conservation practices. According to Scholl – farmland protection coupled with sound conservation practices that improve agricultural land increases the ability of farmers and ranchers to withstand extreme weather events. But he says broad engagement is needed throughout the ag sector. With the right tools and incentives – Scholl says farmers can implement conservation practices that provide multiple environmental benefits – including healthier soils, improved water quality and cleaner air. To achieve the best results – he says we need more focused policies to support these goals.AFT especially appreciates the recent climate-related announcements from USDA. Scholl says the vision outlined by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will help provide greater focus through regional climate hubs, soil carbon assessment tools and improved cover crop guidelines. Scholl says AFT is committed to working with the White House, Congress and farm groups to find effective climate policy solutions. SHARElast_img read more

 

Government puts foreign press under close watch four weeks before election

first_img Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily January 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government puts foreign press under close watch four weeks before election UgandaAfrica RSF_en Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election News News Reporters Without Borders warned the Ugandan government today about its hardline approach to journalists covering the 23 February presidential election and, in particular, condemned the latest coercive measures it has taken with the foreign media.“If nothing is done to ensure the press is free to do its work, these elections will take place in a climate of intimidation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the government wants the world to say the elections were free, fair and transparent, it should heed our call for a change in attitude. The Media Centre recently set up to monitor and punish the foreign press is utterly illegitimate and should be disbanded.”On 3 January, foreign correspondents working in Kampala were summoned to the government’s newly-created Media Centre for re-examination of the accreditation they had received from the Media Council, a body that regulates press.Headed by Robert Kabushenga, a former lawyer and columnist for the pro-government New Vision newspaper, and with a staff that includes two intelligence agents, the Media Centre is closely controlled by the government. As a first step, all correspondents have been ordered not to travel more than 100 km from the capital without the Media Centre’s express permission.Kabushenga told the BBC’s Uganda correspondent Will Ross on 9 January he was “not happy” with his coverage and warned him that his accreditation could be in danger. “I was told any extension would depend on how I reported in the meantime,” Ross recounted to Uganda’s independent Daily Monitor newspaper.A few days later, the length of Ross’ accreditation was cut from a year to four months. Last month, he had filed a report for the BBC about the death of seven civilians in a refugee camp in the troubled north.Canadian journalist Blake Lambert, a correspondent for two US newspapers, the Washington Times and Christian Science Monitor, and for the London-based weekly The Economist, is meanwhile still waiting for his new accreditation. He often takes part in talk-shows on KFM, an independent radio station that is part of the same press group as the Daily Monitor, which is subject to frequent harassment from the authorities.A foreign journalist who asked not to be identified said he had received a threatening phone call from Kabushenga. At one point Kabushenga reportedly said: “You want a war? I will give you a war!”Information minister James Nsaba Buturo defended the Media Centre at a press briefing on 19 January, saying it was intended to “help” the Media Council reach its decisions. Calling the foreign press a “security concern,” he said, “some people come into the country with other intentions.” He added: “We are doing this in the interest of the people of Uganda. We are in power, we are the government of the day and we are satisfied with this kind of arrangement.” News Follow the news on Uganda March 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges to go further UgandaAfrica Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

 

Sameet Thakkar Arrested Again Minutes After He Got Bail Over Alleged Objectionable Comments Against Uddhav Thackeray

first_imgNews UpdatesSameet Thakkar Arrested Again Minutes After He Got Bail Over Alleged Objectionable Comments Against Uddhav Thackeray Press Trust of India2 Nov 2020 10:14 AMShare This – xTwitter user Sameet Thakkar, arrested last month for posting allegedly objectionable comments against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his minister-son Aaditya, was on Monday granted bail by a city court, but he was later arrested by the Mumbai police.Thakkar was granted bail by Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) M V Bharade in a case registered against him by the Nagpur…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?LoginTwitter user Sameet Thakkar, arrested last month for posting allegedly objectionable comments against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his minister-son Aaditya, was on Monday granted bail by a city court, but he was later arrested by the Mumbai police.Thakkar was granted bail by Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) M V Bharade in a case registered against him by the Nagpur police over the offensive comments.A team from the VP Road police station in Mumbai was present in the court premises and it arrested Thakkar after securing permission from the judge in a separate case over the same comments.The offence against Thakkar in Nagpur was registered at the Sitabuldi police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by local Shiv Sena leader Nitin Tiwari.The court granted bail to Thakkar on a personal bond of Rs 15,000 and a cash security of Rs 10,000 and also imposed a slew of conditions. These included cooperating with the investigation agency and not to tamper with prosecution evidence.Thakkar, who has 59,000 followers on Twitter and is followed by some prominent government functionaries on the social media platform, was arrested from Rajkot on October 24 over his posts.He was in the Nagpur police custody till November 2.Next Storylast_img read more

 

Pike County organizations receive arts grants

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Morgan Drinkard, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center executive director, said the two grants awarded to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center totaled $4,800 and will support the arts center’s Tony Scott ArtBridges Education program.The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center received a $3,300 grant for its ArtBridges Teacher Workshop and a $1,500 grant for the ArtBridges School Outreach program.“The ArtBridges Teacher Workshop is the first phase of our arts education program,” Drinkard said. “It was started several years ago as a way to work with teachers on how to integrate the visual arts into the core subjects. By doing so, we could raise the number of people impacted by the arts.” Steed said the Peanut Butter Festival is a folklife festival that features demonstrations, old-time crafts and traditional music. The Chili Country Christmas celebration features nationally-acclaimed storytellers and folklife performers with a backdrop of traditional music.“At 22 years, the Peanut Butter Festival is our oldest event and the Chili Country Christmas is our most recent,” Steed said.Steed said that BHS is committed to the preservation and promotion of the physical and cultural heritage of the rural South.“The grant awards by ASCA are validation that what we are doing is worthwhile,” he said. “Without ASCA’s support, we would be limited in what we can do to preserve and promote the folk arts. We are extremely grateful for ASCA’s continued support.”The Alabama State Council on the Arts makes grants to non-profit organizations, schools, universities, cities, and a wide range of community groups. ASCA funds are matched by contributions from businesses, individuals, local government and earned income by the grantee. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track record of contributing to community development, education, cultural tourism and overall quality of life in virtually all regions of the state. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like BODY FOUND A body was found just after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning in a pond off Diana Street in Troy. Commissioner Homer… read more Two Pike County organizations were awarded grants by the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) at its Sept. 13 meeting in Huntsville.The grants awarded to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center and the Brundidge Historical Society were among 140 awarded throughout the state by ASCA in the September round.The grant awards totaled  $1,490,300 and will support the arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing and visual arts programs that happen between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. Also included in the round of awards are operating support grants for major art institutions. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Drinkard said the school outreach program is an opportunity for artists and educators to go into the schools and implement art projects that introduce students to different art mediums.“The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center is very appreciative of ASCA’s support,” Drinkard said. “Aside from the excitement over the financial part of the grant award, it reinforces ASCA’s confidence in what we do.”The Brundidge Historical Society also received two grants, both in the amount of $1,000.“The grants that we received are for our annual Peanut Butter Festival, which is a harvest and heritage celebration, and the other is for our annual Chili Country Christmas event,” said Johnny Steed, BHS president. Book Nook to reopen Skip Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Latest Stories Pike County organizations receive arts grants Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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

 

Pope announces addition of Barcello to 2019-20 roster

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU men’s basketball coach Mark Pope announced that 6-foot-2 guard Alex Barcello will transfer from Arizona to play for the Cougars. Barcello will sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining.The No. 2 recruit in the state of Arizona and a member of the ESPN Top 100 in 2017, Barcello prepped at Corona del Sol High School in Chandler, Arizona. A two-time Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year (2015, 2017), Barcello helped guide Corona del Sol to a pair of 6A state titles. During Corona del Sol’s run to the 2015 state title, Barcello scored 51 points in a state tournament game.As a senior at Corona del Sol, Barcello averaged 24.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 54.8 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from 3-point range and 89.3 percent from the free-throw line. Following his senior year, he advanced to the finals of the American Family Insurance National 3-Point Shooting Competition. Barcello concluded his high school career with 2,254 points.Barcello played the first two seasons of his collegiate career at Arizona where he appeared in 51 games and averaged 2.9 points and totaled 48 rebounds, 35 assists and 13 steals. As a sophomore, he scored in double figures three times, including a career-best 16 points against Georgia Southern, 12 points at Utah and 14 points versus California. Tags: Alex Barcello/BYU Cougars Basketball August 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Pope announces addition of Barcello to 2019-20 roster Robert Lovelllast_img read more

 

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

first_imgAn Oxford graduate has set up a non-profit startup aimed at tackling the “structural inequalities” associated with the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.Founded by recent graduate Joe Seddon, Access Oxbridge will connect disadvantaged students seeking to apply to Oxbridge with current or former students at the two universities. The organisation states that it will utilise online communication technology to give disadvantaged students the “resources and soft skills” needed to compete with their more affluent peers.As part of the scheme, Oxbridge ‘mentors’ will deliver live video tutorials offering personal statement advice, admissions test guidance, and mock interviews.Seddon, founder and CEO, studied PPE at Mansfield College, the college with the highest percentage of state school students across both Oxford and Cambridge.Recently, Oxford’s admission statistics have attracted criticism nationwide. Labour MP David Lammy has repeatedly called on Oxford and Cambridge to improve their class and ethnic diversity, accusing Oxford of ‘social apartheid’ last year.As Cherwell reported earlier this year, more students were admitted to Oxford in 2017 from the top twelve independent schools than from all state comprehensives.Explaining why he believes such inequalities to be significant, Seddon told Cherwell: “Oxbridge regularly admits twice as many students from Eton as it does students eligible for free school meals.“Such glaring inequalities increasingly matter in a world in which the financial benefits of education are continuously rising, with Oxbridge graduates expected to earn a £400,000 lifetime premium compared to graduates from other British universities.” Seddon believes that Access Oxbridge offers something that access programmes organised by colleges and the universities do not.He said: “There’s been a lot of good access work done by students from both universities, but much of it so far has concentrated on transforming Oxbridge’s image and dispelling pernicious myths.“This doesn’t go far enough in solving the resource and skills gap between disadvantaged students and their more affluent peers”.Reflecting on his personal experience of the Oxford admissions process, Seddon hopes that his new organisation will give more disadvantaged students the knowledge and ability to complete a successful application.“As a ‘disadvantaged student’ myself who attended the UNIQ summer school in 2014, I remember the distinct lack of confidence I had about my chances of gaining a place at Oxford.“I did not know anyone who could help me prepare for a university admissions test, and I was wholly reliant on an overburdened History teacher at my state sixth form to introduce me to the format of an Oxford interview.”Access Oxbridge are now campaigning to convince current and former Oxbridge students to commit to mentor a disadvantaged student for an hour each week.Within 24 hours of launching, over 100 Oxbridge students had signed up to be mentors. This number has grown since to over 200, and so far over 20 disadvantaged students have been connected to Oxbridge mentors.Access Oxbridge hopes to connect 200 students to mentors by the end of October.The scheme has received a positive reception among students from both universities targeted. Cambridge SU President, Evie Aspinall, said: “This sounds like a really great project.”Laura Worman, a former Geography student who graduated from Oxford this year, is one of those who have signed up to be a mentor. She said: “This is such an incredible initiative. It’s great to finally be given the chance to connect directly with the disadvantaged students which Oxbridge has been previously failing to admit.“As someone who went to a state comprehensive with little Oxbridge success, I’m really keen to break the stigma that Oxbridge isn’t for everyone and use my own experience to help disadvantage students realise their full potential.”last_img read more