3 ways I’m looking to profit from the renewable energy shares boom

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Andy Ross | Sunday, 13th December, 2020 | More on: SSE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 ways I’m looking to profit from the renewable energy shares boom The UK has set the world’s most ambitious environmental goal recently, showing there’s plenty of scope for more growth in the renewable energy sector. The UK government has to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 68% over the next decade, far above its previous targets. This is a potential boon for renewable energy shares. The three ways to invest in the industry There are three main ways I think most private investors can profit from the growth of the renewable energy industry. One is by investing directly in listed companies, of which there are some in the UK. This is arguably the most risky way to do it as the future of the market is uncertain. It’s harder to back an individual winner unless you are really prepared to research the industry.  5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Another way is to outsource to a professional who runs a fund or a trust. That’ll come with more charges. In a complicated field, though, that might be worthwhile for expertise and diversification.Thirdly, as an investor, I’d be tempted to look into a tracker fund to follow renewable energy shares. This tends to be cheaper and also provides diversification, so you’re not just backing one horse.Investing directly in renewable energy company sharesThe energy group SSE (LSE: SSE) has been transitioning into a renewables-led utility for some years. It sold its consumer business to Ovo as part of the focus on electricity production. The group is aiming to treble its renewable energy output from 2019 levels to 30TWh by 2030.It feels like a committed player in this space that has made the move to reducing carbon ahead of the big oil majors. SSE has significant onshore and offshore wind energy already, along with 1,459MW of renewable hydro energy.In my view, the utility group is very committed to paying dividends for investors and growing its renewables portfolio. For me it’s one of the most obvious big companies to invest in to back an individual company involved in the renewable energy boom.Funds involved in energy storageIn my opinion, two of the best managed investment funds focusing on renewables seem to be Gresham House Energy Storage Fund and JLEN Environmental Assets Group. The former invests in a portfolio of utility-scale operational energy storage systems, primarily using batteries in Great Britain. This helps keep the lights on even as renewable energy output fluctuates. It’s likely to be very important going forwards.The latter is a trust investing across 32 assets with a total capacity of 304.7 megawatts. The portfolio includes onshore wind, PV solar, waste and wastewater processing plants, and anaerobic digestion plants, in the UK and France. Like SSE, the shares are good for income, with a yield near 6%.Lastly, with regards to a tracker, there’s the iShares Global Clean Energy. This is one of the top picks in my opinion although there are other trackers as well. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Andy Ross Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

2020 census questionnaire mailed to households starting March 12

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter “The Census Bureau is ready for the nation to respond next month,” said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham. “Millions of Americans are applying for 2020 Census jobs, more than 270,000 local and national organizations are engaged, and in less than 30 days the majority of U.S. households will receive an invitation to respond to help ensure that every person in the U.S. is counted.”“The 2020 Census is on mission, on schedule, and on budget to promote an accurate count,” Dillingham continued. “Response is important because statistics from the census are used in distributing where hundreds of billions in funding for school lunches, hospitals, roads and much more. The invitations will remind respondents to include everyone living in the household, whether they are related or not. This includes young children. Your response will impact communities for the next decade.”“The Census Bureau has successfully tested its data collection systems, has built backup systems to support resilient operations, and is ready to receive responses from all around the country,” added Dillingham.This invitation will include instructions on how to respond to the 2020 Census online or by phone. By April 1, most households will have received an invitation delivered either by mail or by a census taker. In areas of the country that are less likely to respond online, a paper questionnaire will be included in the initial mailing to households. Reminder mailings will be sent to households that do not respond, and in the fourth mailing every household that has not yet responded will receive a paper questionnaire.Once households receive invitations, please respond to the 2020 Census by using the provided Census ID. If a household is unable to enter the Census ID people can still respond, by providing an address. Whether people respond online, by phone or by mail, it is important to respond right away.Below is a timeline of how and when the Census Bureau will invite households to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire:March 12-20: Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.March 16-24: Reminder letters will be delivered.March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.If a household does not respond to any of the invitations, a census taker will follow up in person sometime between May 13 and July 31. A sample of the 2020 Census paper questionnaire and preview of the online questionnaire is available, along with more information about when most people will receive their invitations in the mail.The 2020 Census questionnaire is available online and by phone in English and 12 additional languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. These 13 languages cover the language needs of over 99% of all U.S. households. To help ensure a complete count of everyone, the Census Bureau will also provide video language guides, print language guides and language glossaries in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and Large Print.The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to state and local communities for the next 10 years.For more information about the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From 2020census.govBetween March 12 and March 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households across the country. TAGS2020 CensusInstructionsTimeline Previous articleFlorida House OKs DNA evidence bill, snags sentence reform, college-athlete pay measures in amendmentsNext articleBankson, Becker extend their leads in fundraising heading into Election Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata

first_imgManufacturers: Nippo, DN LightingSave this picture!Courtesy of Jun MurataRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyText description provided by the architects. The site is located in the area near Yamato River in Osaka. The existence building is in a corner of residential area. The client is an owner of an antique shop with a gallery at the central area of Osaka. This location is also near Kansai airport, is very convenient to him who often takes business trips. The client was a foreigner, so it was difficult to build.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jun MurataFrom the point of view of his condition and budget, it was proper and smooth choice for him to buy a secondhand building and renovate it. He requested me to design some storage space wider than before, a little exhibition space, and the comfortable space for staying and working.Save this picture!Axonometric DiagramAdditionally, it was also necessary to settle several troubles and problems to secure the habitability of the 1st floor. The frontal road is very busy by huge trailers and dump tracks for Osaka Port. The environment was very inferior by continuous vibration and an intense row.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jun MurataThere were no windows on the south and the west side which faced next‐door neighbors, and it was possible to take light in only from the east. Effective lighting and illumination planning were required, after considering the harmony with silver patterned existence outer wall.Easy maintenance as well as earthquake resistance, sound insulation and lighting were also satisfied, so square glass blocks was adopted in the facade on the 1st floor.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jun MurataVarious glass blocks with opaqueness, translucency and wave patterns are arranged by a certain design rule. Lights and shadows colored vividly are brought to the simple interior space.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe first floor is divided into showroom, storage and sanitary. The client’s collection of glassware and antique is exhibited by a slit of the L-shaped thrust through in the wall of the storage core. The mirror surface in front of the slit inside makes various light be amplified, and the dim interior is produced softly. On the second floor, there are warehouses gathering antique collections, on the third floor, there is a private space for a comfortable stay.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jun MurataIndirect light in the upper part of a slit and a core illuminates the interior in the evening, and a gorgeous expression appears in the twilight and creates the scene like the crystal of glass. I expect that space in a played corner lot keeps being existence like only one little gleam as hope which shines on the darkness on which loneliness floats.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jun MurataProject gallerySee allShow lessGreat Wall Yunmo Winery / a+a Anderloni AssociatesSelected ProjectsResidence in Hawthorn / Alexandra Buchanan ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun MurataSave this projectSaveGlass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata Projects CopyGallery, Houses, Refurbishment•Osaka, Japan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776903/glass-art-gallery-and-residence-jam Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Jun Murata+ 26 Share Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata Area:  99 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Gallery Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776903/glass-art-gallery-and-residence-jam Clipboard 2015 Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Jun Murata Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJun Murata / JAMOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitGalleryResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentOsakaJapanPublished on November 11, 2015Cite: “Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata” 10 Nov 2015. 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Ian Charlesworth joins Futurebuilders England

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: England Management Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 31 January 2009 | News Ian Charlesworth has joined Futurebuilders England as Enterprise Director. He joins from the Shaw Trust where he was Chief Executive for over 10 years, during which time the charity developed an excellent track record in winning contracts.Before that, he worked for the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the West Riding County Council in Yorkshire.Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive of Futurebuilders England said: “I am delighted that Ian has decided to join Futurebuilders. His understanding of the sector in general and contracting in particular will be of immense help to Futurebuilders and to its investees.”To date, Futurebuilders has offered over £162 million in investments to 328 organisations, including agreements in principle.www.futurebuilders-england.org.uk 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.  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ian Charlesworth joins Futurebuilders Englandlast_img read more

Solidarity: Boston school bus drivers’ union knows what it means

first_imgThe Boston school bus drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, is fighting on many fronts simultaneously. The union has a backlog of 700 grievances it is trying to settle with the notoriously anti-union Transdev, is also trying to win a just contract, has day-to-day issues with route scheduling caused by mismanagement and the illegal use of GPS tracking, and has been in a relentless two-year battle to win reinstatement for four wrongfully fired elected union officials.Yet this remarkable union has always found time to link its own uphill battle to the fight of all workers and oppressed. On Oct. 4, Local 8751’s executive board took action in support of three important struggles.The first was a resolution to demand justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal and send letters to Pennsylvania’s governor and prison officials in support of Mumia. “Given the extensive evidence of Mumia’s innocence,” wrote President Andre Francois, “wrongful incarceration in solitary confinement for nearly 30 years, his life-threatening medical crisis, and the prison medical system’s failure to diagnose or treat him properly, we add our voices to the international call for the immediate release of Mumia Abu-Jamal.”In September members of 8751 walked the picket lines in New Bedford, Mass., with sister and brother Steelworkers locked out by ATI metals corporation. The board passed a resolution stating, in part, “The Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union is in full solidarity with our sisters and brothers who have been locked out by ATI since Aug. 14. We remember the 1937 Little Steel Strike, when our members in Illinois and Ohio gave their lives fighting for our union. If ATI wants a fight, we’ll show them a fight.”Thirdly, the union — which endorsed the Million Man March 20 years ago — resolved that “whereas in the intervening years incidences of Police Killings of Black, Latino, Native, Asian and immigrant men and women are on the rise, with impunity, and … in the intervening years poverty, homelessness, mass incarceration and unemployment have skyrocketed in the Black, Latino, Native, Asian and immigrant communities throughout the country,” that “Local 8751 stands in 100% solidarity with the organizers of the 10/10/15 Justice or Else call to Washington, D.C. and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.” Several drivers took the bus to attend the march.Members of Local 8751 are community activists as well as union activists. Some are volunteering to re-elect City Councillor Charles Yancey, now under siege from the corporate and political establishment who want this progressive leader ousted. Many Haitian drivers are connected with the campaign of the Fanmi Lavalas candidate for president in Haiti, Maryse Narcisse.Team Solidarity — whose candidates swept the local union elections in March — lives up to its name.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Last Parent Standing at La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Benefit

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News More Cool Stuff La Canada Presbyterian Church Parent Education Board. Photo Caption – Front Row L to R: Ashley Smith, Maggie Mason, and Hillary Clayburgh. Back Row L to R: Meg Wade, Katie Enney, Anne Bierling, Angela Shepherd-Isagholian, Maria Strong, Charlotte Miller, and Lynne Graves. (Photo Credit: Peter Clayburgh)Ron Pearson, renowned comedian, headlined La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education annual benefit on Saturday, February 25, 2017. More than 125 people were entertained as Ron brought levity and a lot of laughter to the challenges facing parents with children of all ages. Ron’s performance ended with a standing ovation after he successfully juggled atop a unicycle, accomplishing the seemingly impossible, much like parenting. The benefit was emceed by Ron Pearson and Rev. Dr. Chuck Osburn and raised a record amount of money through underwriting, donations, opportunity drawing and live and online auctions for LCPC’s popular Parent Education Program. The benefit was held at Vertigo Event Venue in Glendale.The event was hosted by the LCPC Parent Education Board including Ashely Barrett (Benefit Co-Chair), Hillary Clayburgh (Benefit Chair), Katie Enney (Publicity), Lynne Graves (Online Chair), Maggie Mason (Silent Auction Co-Chair), Charlotte Miller (Opportunity Drawing Chair), Angela Shepherd-Isgholian (Class Representative Chair), Ashley Smith, (Secretary), Maria Strong (Silent Auction Co-Chair), Carol Van Citters (Board Chair), Meg Wade (Treasurer) and Anne Bierling (Director).The success of the event was made possible by the numerous donated auction items and benefit sponsors including Platinum Level Sponsors: Gordon and Dona Crawford, Scott and Deena Keys, and John and Melissa Schiller; Gold Level Sponsors: Bob and Sally Clayburgh Family Foundation; Silver Level Sponsors: Shadi and Jennifer Sanbar and Andy and Ashley Smith; and Bronze Level Sponsors Doris Coates, Claudia Ferguson, Ted and Betsy Merchant and Pat and Jerry Strong.About LCPC Parent EducationIf you have a child 0-18, LCPC Parent Education has a class for you! To sign up for a class or experience a FREE LCPC class, go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented or call 818-790-6708 x 205. Classes meet weekly September through May and attract approximately 400 participants from 20 different cities. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada. Make a commentcenter_img HerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Faith & Religion News Last Parent Standing at La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Benefit By KATIE ENNEY Published on Monday, February 27, 2017 | 3:50 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Prison warning for sulky racers and drivers

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPrison warning for sulky racers and driversBy admin – December 21, 2012 923 Email Twitter Previous articleTurkey for ChristmasNext articleHow Nanny Twinkerbell broke the mould admin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin A CLEAR message has been sent out to people who engage in or facilitate sulky racing on public roads – you can expect imprisonment if prosecuted. Judge Eugene O’Kelly was the man with the message at Limerick District Court last week when he heard evidence in a case where “support cars” were blocking a public road and “engaging in an extremely dangerous activity”. His comments came when 26-year-old Ian Butler of Downey Street, Garryowen narrowly escaped a prison sentence on a charge of dangerous driving as a result of representations by his defence solicitor.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court was told that his car was one of 30 vehicles bound for Limerick in support of a sulky race that had “commandeered the public road for a private race”on the main road to Boher at 8.30am last New Year’s Eve.Inspector Paul Reidy said that Mr Butler was “engaged in an extremely dangerous activity while he had no insurance”.When defending solicitor John Devane, said his insurance was “just shortly out of date”, Judge O’Kelly replied that “it was not going to be any good to an injured person in the event of an accident”.“It’s extremely arrogant of people to think they can commandeer a public road for a private race. Your client and his colleagues, were putting unsuspecting drivers in extreme danger. Someone could have been hospitalised”, he told Mr Devane.Mr Devane said that sulky racing was part of his client’s background adding that it was “genetically inbred into a horsey background” to which Judge O’Kelly replied that it was “no problem if they wanted to race around the fields, but not on the roadways”.Imposing a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, Judge O’Kelly said he wanted to send out “a very clear message that if you do this, you can expect imprisonment from now on.”The defendant was also disqualified for eight years for dangerous driving and for two years  for driving without insurance. Print Facebooklast_img read more

Insight into the Latest Messinian (5.7-5.2 Ma) paleoclimatic events from two deep-sea Atlantic Ocean ODP sites

first_imgThe results of a multi-proxy study, including quantitative planktonic foraminifera faunal analysis, geochemistry of foraminifera tests, and lithogenic counts (IRD) are presented for two open marine sites. The sites are located in the eastern South Atlantic (ODP Leg 177 Site 1088) and the western tropical North Atlantic (ODP Leg 154 Site 925). Both sedimentary records span the interval 5.7-5.2 Ma (i.e. late Miocene to early Pliocene), which encompasses the time of deposition of the upper evaporites (UE) in the Mediterranean basin. The observations confirm a major oceanographic and climatologic event occurred during the Messinian at the transition between the glacial TG12 and the prominent TG11 warm interglacial at 5.5 Ma. However, some oceanographic changes also occurred at the Miocene-Pliocene (M-P) transition in the northern tropical Atlantic and in the Southern Ocean with the first input of IRD at ODP Site 1088. In contrast to the termination across the lower evaporites (LE) at 5.5 Ma, the M-P transition may not have involved a large change in ice volume. The potential causes behind the data across the major climatic transient are examined in the light of published information, including evidence from polar areas with focus on the climatic impact of fluctuating meridional oceanic circulation (MOC). A thermal seesaw mechanism in pre-Quaternary times is hypothesised as part of the large late Messinian deglaciation across the TG12-TG11 transition. An implication of the major Southern Atlantic warming before 5.5 Ma is that an abrupt event freshening the surface of the North Atlantic might be present in the sub-polar Northern Hemisphere, but this has yet to be verified. This deglaciation may have been reinforced by a freshening of the North Atlantic as a result of discontinuous connection of the Mediterranean Sea.last_img read more

Outrage over Union posters

first_imgBy Laura Pitel UNION President Luke Tryl has been forced to apologise for a “preposterous” publicity campaign that has been accused of discriminating against women.The series of posters, found in the entrance to the main Union building and put up in college JCRs, includes photographs of Jeremy Clarkson, Michael Howard, Trevor McDonald, Boris Johnson, Pierce Brosnan and Winston Churchill, but not a single female speaker.The posters have been condemned by women and womens’ groups across the University. Maegan Chadwick-Dobson, PR Officer for Oxford Women in Politics (Oxwip) said, “Oxwip are dissapointed that the Union has decided to advertise itself in this way.“As a society that was set up in 2004, partly in response to the Union’s lack of female speakers, we feel that these advertisements both neglect the women who have addressed the Union over the years and, furthermore, dissuade a new cohort of female talent from making their contribution to the Society.”OUSU Vice President (Women) Hannah Roe criticised one of the posters that advertised “world statesmen from only £99”. She said, “Benazir Bhutto (twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan) was actually a Union President, so there should be more awareness that women are heads of state too.“Many organisations put special provisions in place to ensure that their diversity is part of their practices and old-fashioned cultures are changed, from the ‘Women’s networks’ of the ABC companies to the Ministers for Women in different governments. “At the very least, I imagine the Union will now write some kind of guidelines for their advertising,” she added.Third-year Wadham student Naomi Hirst tore down the poster she found in her JCR. “It’s a preposterous image, giving a false image of not only the Union but, by extension, the University. It’s irritating that this is the image of the University that freshers are presented with,” she said.Hirst is not a member of the Union herself and said that she felt “vindicated” after seeing the posters. “This justifies every reason why I didn’t join,” she said.Union President Luke Tryl described the incident as “a mishap and an oversight”. He said, “It certainly doesn’t represent any kind of institutional bias within the Union.“I apologise for the oversight: it was organised by a junior officer, not myself, and we will be putting it right in future poster campaigns. I’m very keen that the Union is open and accessible. Three of our officers are women and we have equal numbers of male and female members.”President Elect Emily Partington also defended the Union, saying, “These days people don’t have to worry about feeling subjugated. If you look at the termcard you can see that there are a lot of women involved in the Union.”She claimed that being a woman had not impeded her rise within the Society in any way. “I’ve had incredible support from of a lot the men and women involved in the Union,” she said. The Michaelmas termcard details 14 male and 14 female speakers due to speak.Prominent women who have spoken at the Union in the past include Mother Theresa, Cherie Booth and Judi Dench.last_img read more


first_imgCereform’s (Northampton) new “fruity” muffins include Rhubarb and Custard and Fruit Salad. They are made using natural flavours, while trans fats and hydrogenated fats have been eliminated.At the same time, Cereform has introduced another new muffin recipe at the opposite end of the spectrum, the Montana dark chocolate muffin. This can be spiced up with the addition of a small amount of chilli, suggests the company.last_img