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Wadham to host ‘Feminism in Theory & Action’ conference

first_imgThe ‘Feminism in Theory & Action conference’, aimed at providing a platform for discussion about the wider context of feminism and activism, will be held on Saturday 1st November at Wadham.The conference is being organised by the Oxford Feminist Network, who on their website describe themselves as a “network for women (including cis and trans) identifying as feminist or pro-feminist and their allies from across Oxfordshire”.The conference will include a range of activities, ranging from panel discussions to documentary screenings and workshops. The conference’s aims are to “bridge the gap between student feminism and the daily struggles of women outside of universities”, and the make up of the panels hopes to reflect this.The conference’s panel discussions will include ‘Women and Mental Health’, ‘Ecofeminism’, and ‘Women & the Legal System’. The Keynote Speaker will be Selma James, who has become a household feminist name for her seminal ‘wages for housework’ demand.Alongside panel discussions, the Conference will play host to a number of workshops and visual displays; the ice&fire theatre group will deliver a performance piece about asylum, and there will be a screening of the documentary Three Lives by Kate Millett.Much of the focus of the conference will be on exploring the intersectionality of feminist issues, such as women seeking asylum, race and feminism, gendered homelessness, and trans health.Niamh McIntyre, one of the event’s organisers, has echoed this by stating how the conference wants to emphasise “intersections of race, gender and class, and also to emphasize links between the struggles of different eras and different aspects of feminism.”Charlotte Sykes, the head organiser, explained, “This event is an attempt to show our commitment to intersectionality: we have organised discussions around many of the areas we as a team are active in, and hope that by bringing them into conversation with each other throughout the day we can highlight the important links between oppressions.”“We feel all great work has been done in highlighting the sexism and sexual violence rife at universities, privileging these stories above all others only reinforces the media’s blindness towards women who aren’t young or extremely privileged.”With regards to the opportunities for building on feminist dialogue in Oxford, Charlotte Sykes told Cherwell that “there is a great deal of very fruitful discussion in Oxford feminist circles but we feel we need a stronger commitment to activism” and that she hoped “that the conference will inspire that in its attendees.”Alice Nutting, a member of the Oxford feminist group Cuntry Living, similarly commented, “There’s always going to be room for more intersectional feminist dialogue at Oxford. The conference is going to cover a huge range of oft-neglected topics, from gendered homelessness to women and mental health; I think it’s going to be really inspiring for students and non-students alike to hear from such a wide range of passionate and knowledgeable speakers and take part in feminist discussion and activism.“Student involvement includes the collective LadyGarden, a group of three second year students at the Ruskin, who have created a feminist art exhibition. In addition, a number of current and ex-student activists from various universities will be taking part in the panel discussions.The conference will take place from 10:30 till 19:30 in Wadham College. Events will be running throughout the day, and there will be at least two events running simultaneously all day.Registration is free, but the organisers ask that those who plan on attending register online beforehand. Additionally, the organisers ask that those who are able to donate do so, as the event will use crowdfunding to meet the speakers’ costs and keep the conference free to to attend.last_img read more

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NJ TRANSIT to host public hearings Public invited to Express their…

first_img× NJ TRANSIT will hold two public hearings to gather information and feedback on making permanent the current piloted expansions of bus service in northern New Jersey including existing bus route Nos. 119 (Bayonne-Jersey City-New York), and implementing a proposed new premium fare on the express service between the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) in New York and the American Dream complex.On Aug.31, NJ TRANSIT added pilot weekend and weekday evening service to Bus Route No. 772 to accommodate customers interested in employment and recreational services at the soon-to-open American Dream complex in East Rutherford. Evening service has been extended along the line until 10:20 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday service will operate approximately every 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 10: 30 p.m. On Sept. 1, NJ TRANSIT added pilot Sunday service to Bus Route No. 119 operating between Bayonne, Jersey City and New York City operating every hour throughout most of the day and every two hours during late night/early morning hours. The schedule is the same as the current Saturday service.Beginning on Oct. 25, NJ TRANSIT will operate express bus service from New York City to the American Dream complex.  The new bus route, No. 355, will operate daily express service from PABT to the American Dream Complex every 30 minutes to accommodate employees and visitors.  NJ TRANSIT proposes to establish, on a pilot basis, a premium bus fare for this frequent, express bus service.In addition to presentations of the proposals to make these three pilots permanent, the public hearings are designed to receive public comment on the proposed expansions of bus service. The public’s view on this proposal as expressed at the hearings and through the written comment process will be presented to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors prior to a final decision.The public hearings will be held:Date:               October 3, 2019Time:              5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Location:        Journal Square Transportation Center                        One PATH Plaza (CONCOURSE LEVEL)                        Jersey City, New JerseyDate:               October 7, 2019Time:              5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Location:        Bergen County Freeholders Office                        Public Meeting Room – 5th Floor                        One Bergen County Plaza                        Hackensack, New Jersey For those who are unable to attend the hearings and/or wish to provide written comments for the record, submissions will be accepted on NJ TRANSIT’s dedicated website at or sent to:Public Hearing Office-9th FloorNJ TRANSITOne Penn Plaza EastNewark, NJ 07105-2246All comments must be submitted no later than midnight, October 7 2019.last_img read more

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Speeding passenger bus overturns in Pakistan, killing 14

first_imgMULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police say at least 14 passengers were killed when a speeding bus overturned on a highway in southern Pakistan. Eleven passengers were also injured in Tuesday’s accident, which took place in the town of Uthal in Sindh province. Police say the accident apparently happened when the driver lost control of the bus on account of speeding, though authorities are still investigating. Women and children were among the dead and injured. Deadly road accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and maintenance, as well as a blatant disregard of traffic laws.last_img read more

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The challenges facing small credit union CEOs

first_imgAs the CEO of a small credit union, it’s easy—and often essential—to get caught up in the day-to-day operations, says Sandi Carangi, CEO of $75 million asset Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union in Hermitage, Pa., and a member of the CUNA CEO Council Executive Committee.“It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it takes up a lot of time,” she says, which makes it hard to carve out time for strategic planning and other high-level initiatives.“Stepping away and being able to do some of the strategic initiatives that you have for your institution,” Carangi says, “is one of the biggest challenges for CEOs at small credit unions. Time management is such a huge part of every day because you get pulled in all different directions. A lot of time is spent putting out fires.”One way she tackles this problem is by setting aside time specifically for high-level issues. Another is by delegating. continue reading » 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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House prices expected to grow after the Commonwealth Games

first_imgAerial view of Gold Coast, Queensland, AustraliaGOLD Coast house prices are expected to remain strong following the Commonwealth Games.Demand for affordable housing options and a desire to live in established coastal areas were attributed to the growth, new RiskWise Property research has found.RiskWise chief executive Doron Peleg said the Gold Coast was one of the most popular destinations for both owner-occupiers and investors in southeast Queensland. “It has beautiful beachside and waterside suburbs, an unrivalled lifestyle, good infrastructure, a large number of well-off residents and locals who describe the Gold Coast as ‘heaven for children’,” Mr Peleg said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p360p360p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen40,000 Commonwealth Games tickets to be released01:36 “(It) has a stable property market that offers both affordability and excellent access to superb beach and coastal areas, and that is very appealing to buyers.”The research showed the region had experienced solid property growth over the past five years — houses were up 36 per cent while units recorded a 23 per cent increase.According to CoreLogic’s latest regional market data, the median house price was $634,423 to December and $411,229 for a unit.Mr Peleg said while there would be less economic activity in the region after the games, the Gold Coast would continue to benefit. OTHER NEWS: JARROD WALLACE AND COURTNEY THORPE BUY FIRST HOME More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago OTHER NEWS: HUGE INTEREST IN CREEKFRONT AUCTION Gold Coast living.“The high level of owner-occupier ratio of 75 per cent and the average holding period of 11 years indicate that, besides a small number of potential sellers that are currently holding their selling decisions, it is unlikely that the local owners will significantly increase the supply of properties,” he said.“Also, property investors who enjoy strong capital growth and receive high rental returns from local families, are also unlikely to significantly increase the supply. “In any case, any additional supply of houses is projected to be easily absorbed by the market, due to the strong demand.” He said units carried a higher level of risk than houses in terms of equity and cash flow.Australian property expert Mike Harvey agreed, explaining houses were a safer investment.He said the Gold Coast had a transient population, which affected the region’s economy. He said the Games had marketed the region to the world while infrastructure had been improved for the event and money invested into major developments, including the $1.2 billion Spirit Tower, which was on track to become the southern hemisphere’s tallest building. However, Mr Peleg said high demand meant there were limited houses on the market.last_img read more

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