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  • Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

    first_imgOriel postgraduate student Marcus Walker has been nominated for the Professorship of Poetry of Oxford, an honoured post established in 1708 and previously held by Matthew Arnold, WH Auden and Seamus Heaney. Walker, a figure with a notable love of notoriety amongst the student body, hopes to restore rhyme, rhythm and meter to poetic style – “much unlike the current Poetry Professor Paul Muldoon” whose five year stint as Professor ends in Michaelmas. However, he will face virtually unbeatable competition from fellow nominees Christopher Ricks, Anne Carson, and Peter Neville Frederick Porter. A former President of both OUCA and the Union, Walker is well known for his loonish antics and archaic sense of dress. Although he can recite from heart Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade and Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky, it is thought that he has not written any poetry since his school days. Accompanied by the Editor of Cherwell, Mr Walker handed his signatures to the University Registrar only hours before the close of nominations. Asked whether he would be willing to give our readership a flavour of his poetic style Mr Walker said that “none of it is clean enough to print”. At the time of going to press, the acceptance of Mr. Walker’s nomination by the university was pending. The duties of the Professor include giving termly public lectures, and an oration at honorary degree ceremonies, as well as the ability to judge and award a number of poetry prizes to the value of many thousands of pounds. In return they will receive an annual stipend of £5,427. Elections for the Professorship will take place at the Divinity Schools on Saturday 15 May, and polls will be open for four hours. Members of Convocation – the graduate body which elected Chancellor Chris Patten last year – will be able to exercise their right to vote in person. At the previous contested election, in 1994, only 451 members of Convocation turned out to vote.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more

  • Press release: British public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams

    first_imgWhat to do if you think you’ve spotted fake poppy merchandiseCall Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or report it online if you spot anyone selling what you believe to be fake poppy products.Notes to editor: The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and The Royal British Legion (RBL) are urging members of the British public to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year. Their donations are intended to support Armed Forces community men, women, veterans and their families. Instead they could end up benefitting fraudsters if their poppy merchandise turns out to be fake.The RBL has registered its rights for the poppy goods to prevent such counterfeiting.The IPO and The RBL have teamed up with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) to crack down on the rogue traders making money from the fake Remembrance goods. The warning applies to poppy merchandise – scarves, jewellery, poppy pins and larger poppy brooches. This does NOT apply to the traditional paper poppies.The PIPCU team has been targeting suspected sellers by visiting addresses and speaking with people in connection with this crime. In Autumn 2017, Border Force officers at Tilbury intercepted a shipment of poppy merchandise intended for the UK worth in the region of £150,000.Intellectual Property Minister Sam Gyimah said: It is truly shocking that anyone would target and exploit one of the UK’s most cherished charities and take advantage of public support for our Armed Forces community Together we can ensure donations go to the people they are intended for, by only supporting approved merchandise. Be vigilant when you are buying your poppies this year, and look out for the Royal British Legion logo to ensure the merchandise is approved and genuine. Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising, from The Royal British Legion said: Fake poppy merchandise – what to look forThe public are being asked to look out for counterfeit goods in the shape, or bearing the image of, the RBL’s familiar two-petal red poppy, or Poppy Scotland’s four-petal poppy in Scotland. The RBL have registered their rights for the poppy goods to prevent such counterfeiting.To help consumers beat the fraudsters, here are the top tips to avoid buying fake poppy merchandise online: be a ‘responsible buyer’ – buy from official channels and The Royal British Legion’s corporate partners avoid cheaper priced products. If the price is too good to be true, it usually is the Royal British Legion works with a number of corporate partners. Only corporate partners are authorised by the Royal British Legion to sell poppy merchandise if in doubt, buy through The Royal British Legion or The Royal British Legion official eBay or Amazon pages – you will be sure of the authenticity It is a sad fact that there are people who actively defraud the public in order to take funds intended for the support of our Armed Forces community. We would urge everyone wishing to purchase a Remembrance poppy brooch, to do so through official channels. For example, you can buy from one of our trusted volunteers, from The Royal British Legion’s online Poppy Shop, or from one of our corporate partners. Join with us, the IPO and PIPCU to help make sure your donation doesn’t line the pockets of criminals. We want to make sure that it goes to supporting those who have made such a unique contribution to our society. the Intellectual Property Office and The Royal British Legion urge consumers to beware of fake poppy merchandise ahead of Remembrance 2018 no-one benefits – both charity and public lose out with fake poppy merchandise advice to buyers to ‘buy responsibly’ through official channels, and how to report fake poppy merchandise Media enquiriesFor further information, contact The IPO press office:Telephone +44 (0)1633 814167Email [email protected] the IPO is part of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial strategy and is responsible for the national framework of intellectual property rights, comprising patents, designs, trade marks and copyright the IPO’s intelligence hub is recognised within the Home Office Serious & Organised Crime Strategy as the UK lead on counterfeiting and piracy the RBL is one of the most trusted charity brands, with the Poppy Appeal standing out as the best known national charity campaign. Their work supports not only the families of the fallen but also a new generation of veterans and service personnel PIPCU is a specialist national police unit dedicated to protecting the UK industries that produce legitimate, high quality, physical goods and online and digital content from intellectual property crimelast_img read more

  • Officials appoint new University librarian

    first_imgUniversity officials appointed Diane Parr Walker to the position of University librarian, according to a Thursday press release. Walker is currently deputy university librarian at the University of Virginia. She will begin her position at Notre Dame on June 25. “Diane Walker is a superb administrator who has the experience, vision and leadership skills to transform the Hesburgh Libraries into a model research library of the 21st century,” provost Tom Burish said in the release. “She is a proven innovator who understands how to manage the complex challenges imposed by rapidly changing technology and the demands of traditional scholarship.” Walker has worked at the University of Virginia library for 26 years and has been in her current position since 2003, the release said. “It is an honor to be invited to lead the libraries at this time of high expectations and of great opportunity,” Walker said in the release. “I look forward to joining the community and together with them building the Notre Dame library for the future.” The University librarian is responsible for the administration, well-being and development of the University Libraries, its faculty and staff, collections of books, manuscripts, research materials, services and other activities, according to Section 11 of the Academic Articles governing the University. Walker will take over for assistant provost Susan Ohmer, who was named interim University librarian on May 18. Former University librarian Jennifer Younger left at the end of the 2009-10 school year for a position with the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, according to a March 22 University press release. “I am grateful to assistant provost Susan Ohmer for her skillful and dedicated service as interim director of libraries, as well as for the hard work of the search committee that identified, recruited and evaluated candidates for the position,” Burish said. Ohmer said she likes Walker for the position. “I can say that the libraries of the University of Virginia are models for us and that we are very excited to have someone who was important to their success coming to the Hesburgh Libraries,” she said. “I am enthusiastic about the choice.” David Morris, a graduate student and one of the principal organizers of the student petition for library improvements, said Walker would be a positive addition for the library. “This appointment appears very promising,” he said. “Diane Parr Walker’s record at the University of Virginia — involving renovation projects and the building of a new special collections library — indicates an ability and willingness to advocate for the library that has been lacking in previous Notre Dame library directors.” Morris said her liberal arts background is also helpful for her new position at a research university. “It is important for library administrators to know first-hand the research needs of the professors and students who use their facilities,” he said. “This is another important difference from her predecessors.” Walker will need to work out the logistics for possible library renovation, he said. “I believe that the most pressing need remains an on-campus depository because the main library is running out of space for books, and we will need a place to keep the collections if and when we do renovate the building,” Morris said. Morris said the library needs more money in order to expand. According to Morris, the library currently receives between $20 million to $25 million a year. He said it needs closer to $40 million a year to improve. “To put that in context, Notre Dame spends $75 million a year on athletics and over $150 million a year on administration and business operations. We dropped $50 million on a new hockey arena,” Morris said. “So $40 million a year for the library, the heart of our academic life, shouldn’t be too much to ask.” Walker has played a role in several initiatives at the University of Virginia, according to the press release. She has helped with the planning and construction of a new special collections library, a major renovation of the school’s science and engineering library, opening a café in the lobby of the main library and planning the renovation for the 70-year-old main library, among other projects. According to the press release, Walker earned a master’s degrees in musicology from the University of Iowa and library and information science from the University of Illinois. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music literature from MacMurray College. She served for five years as music cataloguer and reference librarian at the State University of New York at Buffalo before coming to the University of Virginia as their music librarian, coordinator for humanities and social sciences branch libraries and associate university librarian for user services, the press release said.last_img read more

  • Criminals exploit text message authentication

    first_imgThe National Institute of Standards and Technology, which publishes guidelines, recently confirmed something security professionals have been saying for a number of years, that SMS is not totally protected.SMS is really a vulnerable two-factor authentication method, pointed out Michael Lynch, chief strategy officer for Boston-based digital device intelligence company InAuth. “SMS is frequently targeted by fraudsters especially when it is used as some type of one time code or verification.”NIST, the non-regulatory agency of the Commerce Department, specifically singled out risk of SMS when used in 2FA in its latest draft of the Digital Authentication Guideline. NIST stated that SMS messages are vulnerable to interception and redirection. NIST made it clear in a blog that it was not yet banning use of SMS, only discouraging its use. The final guidelines, however, might discourage the use of SMS-based authentication for out-of-band verification. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Several Caribbean Human Rights Groups Beg Haitian President to Resign

    first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – More than 200 foreign-based human rights groups are calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise whom the opposition has accused of corruption.In an open letter to the Haitian people, the human rights groups from more than 20 countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago, said they were expressing their solidarity and support in their quest for the resignation of Moïse.Among those signing the letter is the Argentinian Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, who won the prize in 1980 for his work on human rights in Latin America.“From the four corners and the most diverse sectors of our American continent, we wish to express our solidarity and support for the fight you are waging, both on the streets and in other ways, for just and urgent demand,” they wrote.“This is a claim that rises like a deafening cry, calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, his government and his parliament because they no longer have any legitimacy and ability to govern. We make your claim to the UN, the OAS, the governments of the United States and the entire Core Group,” the human rights groups wrote adding “we demand from these powers that they abandon their mistaken qualification and their demonization of Haiti and respect your right to self-determination”In addition, the human rights groups say they are opposed to the deployment of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (UNHIB) a new special political mission from October 16.On Monday, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, named former United States State Department official, Helen Meagher La Lime, to head the new unit that is s expected to work on issues concerning elections, which have been delayed due to political turmoil.The opposition parties have accused Moise of embezzlement, but the head of state has defended himself against the report of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation (CSA/CA) into programmes and projects funded by the PetroCaribe, an oil alliance of many Caribbean states with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment.The report found that significant shortcomings have been associated with the planning and implementation of development programmes and projects funded by the PetroCaribe Fund.Over the past five weeks, opposition supporters have taken to the streets in support of their demands for Moise, who came to power in 2017, to resign.last_img read more

  • Tons of talent in revamped England boys’ and girls’ squads

    first_img English under 15 and under 16 champion Marco Penge, European Young Masters winner Bradley Moore, English girls’ champion Sophie Keech and Scottish U16 stroke play titleholder Alice Hewson, have been included in the revamped England boys’ and girls’ training squads for 2013/14.The squads also include Ashton Turner, winner of the recent Daily Telegraph BMW Championship in Portugal, and cousins, Arrun and Jack Singh Brar.All the squad members have been capped at either under 16, boys’ or girls’ levels, while 17-year-old Annabel Dimmock is also an England ladies’ international.The boys’ squad is: Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland), Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), Arrun Singh Brar, Jack Singh-Brar (both Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire), Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland), Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire).The girls’ squad is: Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth, Surrey), Samantha Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey), Eloise Healey (West Lancashire), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Sophie Keech (Parkstone, Dorset), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire), Sophie Madden (West Essex) and Hollie Muse (West Lancashire).Penge, 15, won his two English titles in the McGregor Trophy at Seacroft Golf Club in Lincolnshire in July and finished fourth on the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit. He also won the Fairhaven Trophy, the Douglas Johns Trophy and the South Region Schools Championship and lost a playoff for the Irish Boys Open.Moore, 16, finished top of the Boys’ Order of Merit after victories in the European Young Masters in Germany, the McEvoy Trophy and the Midland Schools Championship, while he finished joint runner-up to Penge (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) in the McGregor Trophy and was a semi-finalist in the British Boys.Arrun Singh Brar, 14, is the North of England under 16 champion and runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy, while Jack Singh Brar, 16, finished second on the Boys’ Order of Merit, having won the South of England Boys’ championship, the Irish Boys’ under 17 title and finished runner-up in the Duke of York Young Champions tournament and the Telegraph Junior Championship.Lamb, 15, won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters this year, Storey, 17, was the English under 16 champion last year, McCullen, 17, is the Lancashire men’s and boy champion and helped Lancashire win the English County Championship.Spooner, 15, was joint runner-up with Moore in the McGregor Trophy, equal second in the Canadian Junior Challenge and joint fourth in the North of England under 16 Championship, Thomson, 17, was the 2012 North of England under 16 champion, and Turner, 17, runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy, added the Telegraph Junior title to the Bernard Darwin Salver he won earlier in the season.Annabel Dimmock, 17, made her debut for the England ladies’ team at the women’s home internationals, having helped to successfully retain the girls’ Home Internationals title. Other members of that winning girls’ team included Samantha Fuller, 14; Alice Hewson, 16; Sophie Keech, 17; Sophie Lamb, 15; and Sophie Madden, 16.Samantha Fuller, Alice Hewson, Sophie Lamb and Sophie Madden are all also GB&I girl internationals, while Hollie Muse, 13, and Eloise Healey, 16, were respectively in England’s winning teams in this year’s U16 internationals against Spain and Switzerland.Alice Hewson has recently won the girls’ title at the Daily Telegraph BMW Championship and, alongside Sophie Madden, Bradley Moore and Marco Penge, was in the winning team at the European Young Masters.Sophie Keech (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) added the English girls’ championship to the English schools’ and South West girls’ titles and was also the runner-up in the South West ladies’ championship. Sophie Lamb won the girls’ title at the Fairhaven Trophies.Samantha Fuller was third in the England Golf girls’ order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf, and won the ladies’ Bridget Jackson Bowl earlier this season, while Hollie Muse took the honours in the Royal Birkdale ladies’ scratch trophy shortly after winning the girls’ U14 title at the North of England U16 championship.For more information visit the England Teams webpage. 29 Oct 2013 Tons of talent in revamped England boys’ and girls’ squads last_img read more

  • Jewelry Loans at Kluh Jewelers: A Safe Alternative to Pawn

    first_imgSubmitted by L. Jeanette Strole Parks for Kluh JewelersMatt Kluh, owner of the Lacey locationThe Reality TV world has made much of pawn shops lately, and while there are better and worse pawn shops, another proposition for local residents is to do a jewelry-collateral loan at Lacey’s Kluh Jewelers. Located in the Kohl’s and Target Plaza on Sleater-Kinney, Kluh Jewelers will happily assist you in getting maximum value for your valuable items, whether you opt to outright sell the jewelry, or just do a temporary loan.So what is the difference between a pawn shop and a jewelry loan? “Kluh Jewelers specializes as a jewelry pawn shop and handles personal cash loans for jewelry, diamonds, Rolex watches, gold, silver flatware, or solid gold coins used as collateral. We are a licensed pawnbroker and members of the Washington Pawnbrokers Association.”In other words, when you sign up for a loan contract with Kluh, you retain ownership until you pay off the loan, at which point you can claim your jewelry.  Getting a loan at a reputable store means you will have a pleasant and trustworthy experience with trained jewelry professionals, versus with a pawn shop  also filled with lawnmowers, stereos and rifles.  You can rest assured that Kluh will give you a good price for your aunt’s cameo brooch.“You are merely leaving it with us as collateral in case you fail to pay for the loan in accordance with the terms of the loan agreement.” Using state of the art technology they can evaluate the quality of metals, gems, and carat or gram weight of stones and metals and pay you a fair market value right on the spot.  Your jewelry will be cleaned free of charge upon pick up.As you can imagine, this is considerably safer than mailing off your jewelry to an unknown destination, hoping that they won’t keep your items, and stiff you on the fair value. In addition to that, the jewelry is not harmed in any way, whereas many other places will melt your gold and silver down to weigh it and check for purity, and then you no longer have an option to change your mind. As far as the interest rates go on a jewelry-collateral loan, a $100 loan has an interest rate of 3%. This is much cheaper then a what disruption in utility services may cost.The advantage to doing a jewelry-collateral loan is that there is no credit-check involved and you can quickly get money and have the option to come back to fetch your valuable items. The cost is less than a “pay-day loan” and cheaper than service charges or late fees on bills that you might be struggling to pay.Of course, you also have the option to sell the items outright, or get a second opinion about the value of your item if you have already received an offer from a competing jewelry store.The following is a condensed list of what Kluh Jewelers will buy from walk-in customers:Photo by Alaina Lynn PhotographyGold and platinum,Diamond jewelry,Gemstone jewelry (sapphire, emerald, ruby and tanzanite)Designer jewelry such as Cartier, and Tiffany and Co.Gold watchesSolid-gold coinsAntique and estate jewelrySilver tea sets, flatware, hollow ware, and serving pieces.If you have any questions, stop in and ask. Kluh Jeweler’s customer service is most agreeable, professional and helpful.So, the next time you feel a little strapped for cash, consider what jewelry items might be laying around in your house that could float you through a lean month and take a trip to Kluh Jewelers in Lacey. Facebook18Tweet0Pin0last_img read more