August 24

Kangwon Land revenue falls again in Q1 2021

first_img11th May 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Sales from the operator’s golf and water park operations, slot machine production and subsidiaries made up the remainder of non-gaming revenue for the period. The operator made a non-operating financial income of KRW22.1bn, up 86.7% year-on-year, while financial expenses were down 98.5% to just KRW400m. After other expenses of KRW19.3bn, the business was left with a negative income before tax of KRW55.73bn. It then received a corporate tax benefit of KRW14.8bn which saw it make a net loss of KRW40.90bn, compared to a KRW156.12bn net loss in Q1 2020. Korean casino resort operator Kangwon Land has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, showing that its total revenue was down 58.7% year-on-year at KRW97.44bn (£61.5m/€71.5m/$86.9m). Kangwon Land revenue falls again in Q1 2021 Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Q1 results 2021 Email Address On a quarter-on-quarter basis, revenue was also down by 25.8%. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) came in at KRW98.3bn, however KRW12.9bn of this was in ‘High1 Point’ loyalty bonus funds, leaving actual casino revenue of KRW85.4bn, down 57.3% year-on-year. The operator had a total of 87,217 visitors during the period, down 79.9% year-on-year, and 28.8% lower than Q4 2020’s visitor numbers. The number of foreign players was down 93.7% year-on-year, from 5,406 to just 340. Players spent a total of KRW417.2bn, down 58.8%. Tags: Kangwon Land Non-gaming revenue came to a total of KRW12.0bn, down 66.6% from KRW36.0bn in Q1 2020. Of this figure, the operator’s hotel operations brought in the most, at KRW5.7bn, followed by its ski resort at KRW3.2bn, and condo sales of KRW2.7bn. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The operator made a total loss of KRW275.86bn in 2020, after closures of its resorts were repeatedly extended as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Of the total GGR, KRW38.0bn was earnt from mass table games, KRW27.8bn from the operator’s membership club and KRW32.6bn from slot machines. After costs of sales of KRW131.9bn, the operator made a gross loss of KRW34.5bn on its revenue, down from a KRW78.0bn gross profit in Q1 2020. After selling, general and administrative costs of KRW25.1bn, down 90.5%, its operating loss came to KRW59.62bn. Q1 results 2021 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Asia South Korealast_img read more

June 23

Jake White expresses interest in England coaching job, should Lancaster quit

first_imgWhite would bring World Cup-winning experience to the table, should he replace Lancaster, having lifted the trophy with the Springboks in 2007 – when they beat England 15-6 in Paris.Currently coaching Montpellier in the French Top14, White said he would have to consider the job if he was offered it. Former South Africa coach Jake White has confirmed his interest in taking over the England job, should Stuart Lancaster leave the position after the World Cup.Lancaster has said he will not decide his future until after the Uruguay game this weekend, but with England crashing out of their own World Cup at the group stage, many people are calling for him to resign.White has been linked with the top job in English rugby several times, but believes he was never seriously considered for the role as England opted for home-grown, but inexperienced, coaches.“When I was with the Boks, I was approached to put my name in for Rob Andrew’s job,” White is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. “Then they contacted me before appointing Martin Johnson and Stuart Lancaster. All three times, they’ve gone for English people. Generally it’s used as a means to make the other candidates look like they have a bit of credence.“The last three World Cups must send a message: if you go for a coach who’s never coached international rugby, it’s going to be ‘same old, same old’. They’ve tried it with Andy Robinson, Martin Johnson and Stuart Lancaster. They have one of the biggest budgets in the world but their coaches only have a few years’ experience.” World Cup winning former South Africa coach Jake White said he would be crazy not to consider the England job should it become available LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “England have everything going for them in terms of resources, players and history,” he told the Guardian. “If they were genuinely interested and they approached me, of course I would be interested. It’s one of the biggest jobs in world sport and you’d be crazy not to consider it.”The Mail report that Japan coach Eddie Jones is the frontrunner for the position if it becomes available, although the Australian recently agreed to join Super Rugby’s DHL Stormers after the World Cup finishes. Jake White is currently coaching Montpellier last_img read more

June 18

Anthony Watson selected for England Saxons to face the Irish Wolfhounds

first_imgThursday Jan 23, 2014 Anthony Watson selected for England Saxons to face the Irish Wolfhounds As England prepare for the upcoming Six Nations, youngsters such as Anthony Watson will be looking to impress head coach Stuart Lancaster. Watson has been picked in the England Saxons team that will face the Irish Wolfhounds in Gloucester on Saturday.Northampton Saints flanker Calum Clark will captain the team in his first appearance for the Saxons. Six others in the starting line-up are making their debuts at this level: wing Anthony Watson, centre Sam Hill, prop Alex Waller, lock Charlie Matthews and flanker Luke Wallace, and No. 8 Dave Ewers.Watson, 19, joins the Saxons after being temporarily released from England’s RBS 6 Nations squad to give him senior international experience on the wing. “Calum Clark has been a positive influence from the moment he arrived in camp, he commands the respect of the group and I’m sure he will lead from the front,” said Joe Lydon, RFU Head of International Player Development. There are only three full internationals in the Saxons line-up with eight caps between them in the shape of London Wasps scrum half Joe Simpson (one cap), Gloucester Rugby fly half Burns (three) and wing Charlie Sharples (four). Rhys Ruddock will captain the Wolfhounds, while Craig Gilroy is one of five Ulsterman in the matchday XV. Fellow Ulstermen Darren Cave, Iain Henderson, Dan Tuohy and Rob Herring will also start for the Wolfhounds.Among the replacements are British and Irish Lion Simon Zebo, highly-rated Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion and hooker Richardt Strauss, who is selected just one week after returning to the Leinster side following heart surgery.England Saxons 15 Elliot Daly (London Wasps), 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), 13 Matt Hopper (Harlequins), 12 Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs), 11 Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby), 10 Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby), 9 Joe Simpson (London Wasps), 1 Alex Waller (Northampton Saints), 2 Jamie George (Saracens), 3 Tom Mercey (Northampton Saints), 4 Charlie Matthews (Harlequins), 5 George Kruis (Saracens), 6 Calum Clark (Northampton Saints, captain), 7 Luke Wallace (Harlequins), 8 Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs) Replacements 16 Dave Ward (Harlequins), 17 Nathan Catt (Bath Rugby), 18 Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons), 19 Elliott Stooke (Gloucester Rugby), 20 Sam Dickinson (Northampton Saints), 21 Dave Lewis (Exeter Chiefs), 22 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), 23 Rob Miller (Sale Sharks) Ireland Wolfhounds15 Felix Jones (Munster); 14 Fergus McFadden (Leinster), 13 Robbie Henshaw (Connacht), 12 Darren Cave (Ulster), 11 Craig Gilroy (Ulster); 10 Ian Madigan (Leinster), 9 Isaac Boss (Leinster); 1 David Kilcoyne (Munster), 2 Rob Herring (Ulster), 3 Martin Moore (Leinster); 4 Iain Henderson (Ulster), 5 Dan Tuohy (Ulster); 6 Rhys Ruddock (Leinster capt), 7 Tommy O’Donnell (Munster), 8 Robin Copeland (Cardiff Blues).Replacements: 16 Richardt Strauss (Leinster), 17 Jack McGrath (Leinster), 18 Stephen Archer (Munster), 19 Robbie Diack (Ulster), 20 Jordi Murphy (Leinster), 21 Kieran Marmion (Connacht), 22 Ian Keatley (Munster), 23 Simon Zebo (Munster)Video report by @rugbymediaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 44 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

June 12

Catastrophe narrowly averted in attacks on Palestine and Sheraton hotels

first_img Help by sharing this information October 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Catastrophe narrowly averted in attacks on Palestine and Sheraton hotels IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today said it was appalled by yesterday’s almost simultaneous suicide attacks on the Palestine and Sheraton hotels in Baghdad in which nine journalists and media assistants were seriously injured. The attacks, which killed a total of 17 hotel employees and passers-by, were directly targeted at foreign journalists working in Iraq, the organisation said. December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further RSF_en News News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Reporters Without Borders today said it was appalled by yesterday’s almost simultaneous suicide attacks on the Palestine and Sheraton hotels in Baghdad in which nine journalists and media assistants were seriously injured. The attacks, which killed a total of 17 hotel employees and passers-by, were directly targeted at foreign journalists working in Iraq, the organisation said.“The Palestine and Sheraton hotels are chiefly used by foreign correspondents based in Irak and also serve as the headquarters of several international news agencies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The goal of the terrorists was clear. We are all the more disturbed as this is the first time there has been an attack of this scale against the media in Iraq.”The press freedom organisation added: “The toll would have been even higher if the guards had not fired on the cement truck laden with explosives used by the suicide bombers heading towards the hotels. We came within a hair’s breadth of catastrophe.”Five of the nine injured journalists work for Al Hurra TV, two for the news agency APTN, and two for radio Nwowa including its bureau chief Seif Al Khayaj, who was among those who were rushed to hospital.The attacks began with a car-bomb that went off against the perimeter walls of the Palestine and Sheraton hotels. Another car-bomb approached from the square five minutes later and tried to manoeuvre through the gap, but was fired on by security guards. Seconds later, the cement truck tried to get through. An Iraqi security source told Agence France-Presse: “A catastrophe was only just avoided. The toll would have been much higher if the US soldiers had not fired on the cement truck with explosives used in the attacks.” Follow the news on Iraq Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

June 4

Limerick Council conferences slammed as ‘taxpayer-funded holidays’

first_img TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillelimerickLimerick City and County Council Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council conferences slammed as ‘taxpayer-funded holidays’By Alan Jacques – October 9, 2014 627 Previous articleAudi to bring new jobs to LimerickNext articleSpinning tales and waves for children Alan Jacques Twitter Linkedin Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Cllr Cian PrendivilleLIMERICK City North councillor Cian Prendiville was ruled out of order, and his call for a vote ignored, at a council meeting last week when he objected to a number of conferences, which he claims are “little more than tax-payer funded councillors holidays”.The Anti-Austerity Alliance member alleged that at least two of the conferences the council was agreeing to allow councillors claim expenses for were “bogus”, and involved “little more than three hours of seminars spread across three days to allow councillors claim two nights accommodation, food and travel”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Prendiville commented, “I did some research into the conferences and was shocked by what I found. One company seems to be making huge money running so-called conferences which are little more than glorified weekend breaks, paid for by the council.”“The vast majority of the conferences have the same two ‘expert’ speakers, regardless of the topic. I don’t think anyone has a problem with councillors attending legitimate conferences, but legitimate is the key word, and this is clearly abusing the system,” he claimed.When attendance at the conferences was being voted on at last week’s Council meeting, Cllr Prendiville attempted to raise the AAA’s objections, but was ruled out of order.Before moving onto the next item on the agenda, Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Kevin Sheahan described the AAA councillor’s statement as one of the “most absurd” he had ever heard.“I can’t take you seriously,” said Cllr Sheahan. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

June 2

MetroNet’s George Kemp Appointed Indiana 811 Chairman

first_img EVANSVILLE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– MetroNet Vice President of Safety and Quality Assurance George Kemp has been named Chairman of Indiana 811, the state’s Call Before You Dig safety initiative. Kemp has served on the Indiana 811 board of directors since 2018, when he was first appointed representing the telecommunications sector. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: George Kemp, MetroNet Vice President of Safety and Quality Assurance (Photo: Business Wire) “I am humbled and honored to serve as Chairman of such an important organization,” said Kemp of his nomination. “I appreciate the opportunity to continue serving my local community as the Chairman of the Indiana 811 Board of Directors and I look forward to using the role to improve the utility industry for homeowners, construction businesses and owners of underground infrastructure across the state.” MetroNet Inc. executives say the latest nomination is part of the company’s longstanding commitment to safety within the industry. In September, MetroNet associate Chuck Muller was named to the Board of Directors of Ohio’s 811 organization. “Along with MetroNet’s commitment to providing very high-speed fiber broadband services to communities, and as strong supporters and members of Indiana 811, we are dedicated to ensuring public safety and reducing the number of damage incidents statewide,” said MetroNet President John Cinelli. “We are thrilled to have another of MetroNet’s talented associates serving in this important role. With George’s expertise and experience, he will excel as the Chairman of the Indiana 811 Board of Directors, and we are excited to see his continued positive impact on the state of Indiana.” Founded in 1981, Indiana 811 is a free statewide system designed to save time, money, costly lawsuits, and dramatically reduce accidental damage to underground utilities. The non-profit corporation is comprised of nearly 25 industry leaders from a variety of utility companies throughout the state of Indiana and provides coordination and notification services for homeowners, construction officials, utilities and owners of underground infrastructure. MetroNet values the safety of their team members and communities. Visit for more information on MetroNet’s dedication to safety and quality assurance. For more information about Indiana 811, visit About MetroNet: MetroNet is a 100% Fiber Optic Company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured Fiber Phone, and Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming. MetroNet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing networks in more than 100 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina. MetroNet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to communities — services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas. MetroNet has been named in the top 50 small and medium companies on Glassdoor and has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing MetroNet among the Best Places to Work in 2020. For more information visit View source version on CONTACT: Media Contact: Jamie Sears [email protected] 502.931.5004 KEYWORD: INDIANA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS INTERNET TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: MetroNet Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/18/2021 02:57 PM/DISC: 02/18/2021 02:57 PM Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleRemote learning continues FridayNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: February 18 Digital AIM Web Support MetroNet’s George Kemp Appointed Indiana 811 Chairman Facebookcenter_img Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

May 8

Dixie State Baseball Hosts Colorado Christian To Conclude Home Season

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Friday through Sunday, Dixie State baseball (28-14, 18-10 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) concludes its home schedule at Bruce Hurst Field by hosting Colorado Christian (12-29, 7-21 in RMAC play). The Cougars are led by senior utility man Scotty Ingle and junior outfielder Carter Mossey with batting averages of .309 and .308 respectively. Junior infielder Jake Engel (a team-best 12 home runs along with 41 RBI) has been Dixie State’s most consistent offensive player throughout the season. Sunday is Senior Day for 10 Trailblazers, outfielders Brody Clifford, Kade Cloward and Kaid Urban, infielders Wyatt Branch, Bryce Feist and Joe Raymond and pitchers Kaivon Kealoha, Chandler Greenfield, Jayden Murray and Tyler Rosas. Tags: Alex Ginn/Brayden Bonner/Brody Clifford/Bruce Hurst Field/Bryce Feist/Carter Mossey/Chandler Greenfield/Colorado Christian/Dixie State Baseball/Hunter Hays/Jack Gonzales/Jake Engel/Jayden Murray/Joe Raymond/Kade Cloward/Kaid Urban/Kaivon Kealoha/Matt Kimura/Preston Hannay/Sam Gallegos/Scotty Ingle/Tyler Hollow/Tyler Rosas/Tyson Fisher/Wyatt Branch Redshirt junior outfielder/first baseman Sam Gallegos has four home runs on the season to lead Colorado Christian. The Trailblazers lead the Cougars 4-0 all-time Senior right-handed pitcher Alex Ginn has the best record on the staff with 4-4 and also has amassed a team-best 48 strikeouts for the Cougars. Friday, the Trailblazers will go with Murray (8-2, 3.80 ERA), Saturday with Preston Hannay (6-3) and Jack Gonzales (5-2) and Sunday with Brayden Bonner (2-1, 3.20 ERA).center_img The Cougars are led in RBI by junior infielder Hunter Hays and redshirt junior infielder Matt Kimura (22 RBI apiece). Dixie State is led in batting average by freshman infielder Tyson Fisher (.401) while he is also solid in other areas with 7 home runs and 36 RBI. This series follows the same format as other RMAC series, a single game on Friday and Sunday with a doubleheader on Saturday. Sophomore second baseman Tyler Hollow leads the Trailblazers in RBI with 41. Brad James April 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Hosts Colorado Christian To Conclude Home Season Written bylast_img read more

May 3


first_imgContact: Job Number: Official Title: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Job no: 229643-USWork type: Staff-Full TimeDepartment: VET M/SA II/SA-NUEROLocation: MadisonCategories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine Work Schedule: Institutional Statement on Diversity: List of Duties Salary: A878740-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/SA II/SA-NUERO Employment Class: Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility toObtain within 12 months Additional Information: Instructions to Applicants: Department(s): University Staff-Ongoing Minimum $16.00 HOURLYDepending on Qualifications 229643-UScenter_img VETERINARY TECH 1(35301) or VETERINARY TECH 2(35302) or VETERINARYTECH 3(35303) Ongoing/Renewable The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . No Degree Required License or Certificate: Position Duties: Begin the online application process by clicking the ” button.Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining yourexperience as related to the position, current resume, as well as alist of professional references. This position is being posted atVet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate withexperience. Position Summary: This position provides technical support to the Neurology serviceof UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). The position requires initiative toindependently follow through with technical responsibilities.Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. independently andphysical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technicaltasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:1) Oversees daily receiving schedules, provides assistance andinitiates changes as needed.2) Develops knowledge and responsibility in areas of specializationto include maintenance of special equipment, instructing others inuse and care, assisting clinician and students in procedures.3) Anticipates needs of clinicians, staff and students duringprocedures and in primary animal care.4) Assists in the instruction of professional veterinary studentsand training of entry level Veterinary Technicians asrequested.5) Contributes to and participates in team building by assisting inproblem solving activities.The work is performed under limited supervision. Appointment Type, Duration: Applications Open: Dec 14 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: May 13 2021 11:55 PM Central DaylightTime Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm with 30 minutes lunch.Flexibility to cover various shifts as needed. Some holidays andweekends may be required, based on needs of the unit.Start time can be flexible. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently andphysical and manual dexterity toperform specialized technical tasks.This position is posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level isdetermined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary techexperience.To qualify for Level 1: Entry level, new CVT grad or awaiting tosit for the CVT exam, or some CVT working experience with nospecialization.To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 2 years of veterinary techexperience, may substitute years of experience forspecialization.To qualify for Level 3: Veterinary Tech Specialist (VTS), or highlyqualified and specialized in a specific area, may have priorexperience from another university hospital. Nicole [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility toObtain within 12 months.Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 1year experience working as a Small Animal technician; possessexcellent communication and technical skills; ability to multitaskand prioritize while assisting/teaching 4th year students; abilityto make independent decisions which can affect the quality/outcomeof animal life; function calmly in stressful situations and to workcooperatively with other people.Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently andphysical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technicaltasks. Degree and Area of Specialization: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusionlast_img read more

May 3

Hold the Front Page

first_imgby Daniel Roberts‘You’re up, big man’ I hear Editors’ tour manager say as I wait outside the band’s dressing room, before bassist Russell Leetch emerges. The Birmingham four-piece, successful purveyors of epic gloomy post-punk, are watching the rugby: taking a well deserved, but not very rock ‘n’ roll, break from heavy touring to promote their second album, An End Has A Start. Was it hard, I wonder, for Editors to follow up their Mercury nominated debut, The Back Room? Leetch doesn’t think so: ‘when you are doing your first record, you are working and you are doing other things – you’ve got day jobs. When you are doing your second, yeah it’s a short period of time, but we were confident; we’d been on the road for so long that we wanted to go and record, we wanted to try new things.’Indeed, the second album does present an obvious progression – sweeping, soaring, melodies; spiky guitars swapped for building choruses. The album title also hints at a change. Whereas before singer Tom Smith’s vocals seemed consumed by existential doubt and despair, now there is hope: ‘even an end has a start’. While The Back Room was ‘claustrophobic and tight’, says Leetch, the less despairing outlook of it’s follow up is thanks to ‘love lives, or just where your head can be at. We are all in a good place at the moment’. Edith Bowman then, Smith’s famous other half, is partly responsible for the change in tone.That’s not to say that Editors have cheered up completely.  Leetch admits that there is a lot of fear and doubt in the band’s music, ‘especially cos people can do anything but they tend to just destroy a lot of things. That’s definitely a theme that runs through it – you go outside and walk down the street and there are just so many different people and walks of life, it can be interesting, but sometimes it can just be really threatening.’ Musically, the band want to keep pushing themselves, but it won’t be into completely alien territory: ‘we could end up doing an acoustic record, we could end up doing a rock record in two weeks in the local studio where we do our b-sides’. Leetch does note that despite the epic direction the band are going in ‘we don’t want to come out as pompous at such and early stage’. So they don’t mind doing it later? – ‘Yeah, exactly!’Like it or not though, there is no escaping the fact that Editors have hit the big time. From adoring fans (‘Japan is just crazy – people come up and hug you and tell you that they love you!’), to celebrity friends (‘we were over in LA recently and Jamie T was there and we hung out with him – he’s great for a 21 year old! He’s got a lot to say.’), the band are now in the big league. Not big enough to release their records the Radiohead way though. Leetch thinks that the Oxford band’s move can only harm emerging artists. ‘It does devalue it. Radiohead are an established band, how can non-established acts get to that point?’There are signs that Editors’ excessive touring regime is taking its toll. The band’s performance later in the night seems somewhat weary, and Leetch is not impressed with the conversion of the Zodiac, a venue the band played twice before: ‘these Carling Academies… you start at half eight and it’s over by ten, it’s just a bit naff really. They make more money doing club nights, which is a bit sad.’ One thing that hasn’t changed is Smith’s on-stage contortions, the inspiration behind his dancing? ‘Elvis’. I say that i don’t see it. ‘No’, says Russell, ‘but that’s the beauty of it.’ At least Editors are aiming high.last_img read more

May 3

Attacker to stand trial for nightclub assault

first_imgA man is to stand trial for sexual assaulting and punching an Oxford student, whose “no-makeup selfie” has raised almost £17,000 for victims of sexual abuse.Abdulrahman Abdelsalam, of Watling Avenue in Edgware, Greater London has been charged with sexual assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm after the incident, which took place in March. The 19 year-old has been released on bail and will appear before the Oxford Magistrates court on Friday, October 10.After the incident, Jeanne Marie Ryan decided to “channel my rage into something productive” and posted a “no makeup selfie” which has since raised almost £17,000 for the Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. The image, posted on her Facebook, showed her injuries from the incident, including severe bruising, a lacerated chin and a broken nose, accompanied by “I am sorry cancer research, but my #nomakeupselfie is for a different cause.” The incident took place at the Plush Lounge, on Park End street in Oxford, after confronting a man who started groping her on the dance floor. He told her to “smile”, and when she responded he punched her in the face, knocking her to the floor. When she managed to stand back up, he hit her a further six times. “He seemed really angry that he hadn’t knocked me out straightaway,” Jeanne has stated. “I was bleeding profusely and as he walked off, I was yelling at someone to stop him from getting away but he just walked out of the club. Ironically, Jeanne had chosen the Plush Lounge “because it’s an LGBT club and we just wanted to dance with no hassle. Everyone who goes there thinks of it as a safe space – it’s great for dancing and not being bothered by guys.”Ms Ryan has said that “I’ve had hundreds of messages from women saying they’ve experienced the same thing – girls who’ve been punched, shoved or pushed down stairs for not kissing a guy back or telling him not to grope her. I wanted to speak out because there’s so much silence around this kind of thing.”Stuart Hayles, manager of the Plush Lounge, said his team was “devastated” but that the assault that occurred as “extremely rare”. He added: “We commend her positive action in showing her injuries and using what was a revolting and unprovoked attack to try and help others.” However, Plush refused to say further to Cherwell as “the defendant has not yet been convicted, and that the investigation and trial of this case is still ongoing. As such, it is our policy not to comment until the adjudication is complete.”Natalie Brook, from OSARCC, said the centre was “overwhelmed” by the response and thanked Miss Ryan for “bravely sharing her experience”.She added: “We would like to see all clubs and pubs in Oxford adopting a clear zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment.”The assault is one in a spate of incidents that have occurred on the Oxford clubbing scene recently, including the sexual assault of an eighteen and nineteen year old during the period of Brooke’s Freshers’ Week.last_img read more