OULC signs letter condemning Chris Williamson

first_imgThe Oxford University Labour Club has become one of 30 University Labour organisations to sign a letter in condemnation of MP Chris Williamson, after he tweeted in support of a musician condemned for expressing anti-Semitic views.Gilad Atzmon, a jazz musician, was prevented from performing in Islington alongside The Blockheads by the local council, which is held by Labour. Williamson tweeted a petition calling for his reinstatement.The letter called on the party leadership to “withdraw the whip from Chris Williamson until he listens to the concerns of the Jewish community and properly educates himself about antisemitism.”The letter, written by the Edinburgh University Labour Club, read: “Today Chris Williamson’s actions have again shown a complete lack of respect for the Jewish community. He repeatedly platforms and supports antisemites and takes no responsibility for his actions. We wholeheartedly condemn this.”Mr Williamson later tweeted: “I was asked to share the petition after being told that a ‘jazz musician who plays with the Blockheads has been banned by Islington Council merely because of his pro-Palestinian views’. Clearly I shouldn’t have taken that at face value.“Gilad Atzmon was undoubtedly banned because of his deplorable anti-Semitic views, which have nothing to do with the Palestine solidarity movement and certainly nothing to do with me. I am truly sorry.”Disabled Students Officer and the Social Secretary of OULC, Isabella Welch, told Cherwell: “Following the motion OULC passed condemning anti-Semitism within the Labour Party as a whole at our Trinity General Meeting, the Labour Club Executive Committee decided without objections that the logical extension of this motion was to sign the open letter condemning Chris Williamson, along with nearly thirty other university Labour Clubs across the country. “An apology from Williamson is not enough, as he has consistently shown an inability to learn from past mistakes. Only a withdrawal of the whip from Williamson will allow the Labour Party to send an appropriate message to the many who have been offended and hurt by his actions. “It is the ethos and a foundational value of the Labour Party to stand up against all forms of racism, and we as a university Labour Club are disappointed that the Party leadership has not yet taken suitable action against Williamson.”The national Labour Party leadership has yet to respond to any condemnation of Williamson.last_img read more

SunSquabi Releases New Single “Cinnamon” Featuring Late Night Radio [Listen]

first_imgColorado’s SunSquabi has just released their latest single “Cinnamon,” which features guest spots from Late Night Radio on keys and Leah Druzinsky on vocals. There is a reason the 3-piece is described as an ‘electronic hydro-funk experience,’ because their music literally flows like water.Papadosio To Bring Re:Creation To Red Rocks With Alex & Allyson Grey, SunSquabi, And More“Cinnamon” stays in that same vein, with a super smooth, undeniable groove highlighted by gorgeous vocals performed contributed by Druzinsky. There is a good reason as to why SunSquabi has been selling out Colorado venues such as the Aggie Theatre, The Fox Theatre, and more, as they continue to impress and take their show out on the road to new cities across the country. Keep an eye out. In the meantime, check out “Cinnamon” below:SunSquabi and Late Night Radio are teaming up for a night in NYC on 4/29 at American Beauty! Tickets available here.last_img read more

Mentorship program uplifts Brazilian students

first_imgCamilo Vasconcelos, a freshman from Fortaleza, Brazil, had his first contact with Harvard while he was still in high school.In 2017, Vasconcelos was accepted as a mentee in the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program — organized by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) — and was matched with a Harvard College student who provided him with four months of one-to-one virtual mentoring. In a recent interview, Vasconcelos wrote: “I was expecting from MLAB much less than what I actually got: inspiration, friendship, networking, motivation, and cultural awareness.”The most anticipated component of MLAB, however, are not the virtual sessions. MLAB also provides its mentors and mentees with the opportunity of engaging face to face over a two-week immersion in São Paulo, Brazil during winter break.“Throughout the mentorship sessions and immersion, my mentor and the other mentors and mentees helped me to be a better version of myself,” Vasconcelos said. “I felt motivated to always do my best and look into opportunities that once seemed unreachable.”Before MLAB, studying at Harvard seemed like one of those unreachable goals to Vasconcelos, but with the help of his mentor, Tessa Wood ’21, and support from Education U.S.A., he was accepted early action.MLAB continues to be a big part of Vasconcelo’s Harvard experience. Within his first few weeks on campus, Vasconcelos was accepted as an MLAB mentor. Going from mentee to mentor, he has gained a fuller understanding of the program and reflected on his changing role within it.“Being a mentor is definitely different. You have to be more assertive, surer of what you are doing, and more resourceful than ever in order to use your network to help your mentee,” he said. “Knowing you can impact someone else’s life and being able to transmit your knowledge to them is priceless and this is what makes the experience worth it.”Jannely Villareal ’20 said she was excited to join MLAB due to prior experiences as both a mentor and mentee. “I am immensely grateful for the mentors who have substantially facilitated and enriched my life,” Villareal wrote. “From the perspective of a mentor, I genuinely appreciate how mentorship can change lives and encourage personal growth. It is unfortunate when bright, motivated youth push their dreams aside because their circumstances make those dreams seem difficult to obtain. In those moments of uncertainty and disillusionment, the positive energy and unconditional support from a mentor can make a world of difference.”Vasconcelos and Villareal are two of 11 Harvard College students who spent two weeks in São Paulo, Brazil, this winter break mentoring high need, high potential Brazilian high school students through MLAB.,For the mentees, this is a singular opportunity to develop their confidence, critical thinking, and English language skills in person with Harvard undergraduates.For the mentors, the immersion allows them to deepen their connections with mentees while also exploring Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language through site visits, lectures, and other experiential activities.Camilla Roberts, program coordinator at DRCLAS’ Brazil Office, who is managing MLAB for the first time, said, “Watching the mentors go out of the way to create the best experience for their mentees and witnessing both mentees and mentors step out of their shells and be open to explore their different languages and cultures has been especially beautiful and rewarding.”This year, the MLAB cohort requested to focus immersion activities in São Paulo on education, inequality, and the environment. Thanks to the generosity of Brazilian academics, activists, Harvard alumni, and other guest speakers, program participants were able to deepen their understanding of these issues within the Brazilian context.Together with visits to elite research institutions, startups, and public policy think tanks, students also had the unique opportunities of visiting some of São Paulo’s underprivileged peripheries to learn about local NGOs and community initiatives. In a visit to the eastern neighborhood of São Mateus, for example, students interacted with a collective of local rappers and graffiti artists who — besides creating an open air gallery of vibrant, politically charged graffiti — established a community space to offer free arts and education workshops to local youth.Since 2012, MLAB has offered mentorships to over 100 high school students, most of whom have been accepted to Brazil’s top universities. Several former mentees have also been accepted to elite universities in the United States. Vasconcelos, the second former mentee to have been accepted to Harvard College, is but one example.He cites his experience with MLAB as influential in choosing Harvard. “One of the reasons why I placed Harvard as my top school was because I liked the efforts of the university in impacting the education of Brazilian low-income high school students through programs like this one.”For Villareal, MLAB has offered her an unparalleled opportunity to connect with someone from across the world. “From learning about Brazil’s colloquial slang and popular music to discussing political issues in the country, MLAB has provided me with a unique lens into the everyday lives of youth living there,” she wrote. Beyond that, Villareal sees the mentorship sessions as a chance to expand her own perspectives; “having the opportunity to chat with youthful students in the process of exploring all their options reminds me to be open-minded, maintain a curiosity for learning, and live in the now.”— Tiago L M Genovezelast_img read more

​Liverpool leapfrog Man Utd as ‘most powerful’ UK team for sponsors

first_imgLiverpool have overtaken rivals Manchester United as the ‘most powerful’ sponsorship property in UK football, according to POWA Index, the real-time sports sponsorship valuation engine. The Premier League’s plan would allow Liverpool to win the title despite previous fears As of February 2020 Liverpool dethroned United at the top of the POWA Index with a score of 18,549. The top five consists entirely of Premier League teams, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City joining the two most successful clubs in English soccer. In fact, nine of the top ten clubs in the list are from English soccer’s top flight, with the only exception being the England national team, whose inclusion is attributed to their participation in the upcoming Uefa 2020 European Championship.Advertisement Michael Flynn, chief executive of DataPOWA, the company that operates the POWA Index, cited Liverpool’s large audience on video-sharing platforms YouTube and TikTok as key reasons for their enhanced value to brands. Read Also:Virgil van Dijk reveals Liverpool game plan to defeat Atletico Madrid The POWA Index is generated using data from over 3,000 teams, leagues and events around the world. The engine claims to analyse more than 2.4 trillion data points a day across 60 unique data sets to then create a score composition for each sports property. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Beingcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Mourinho undergoes elbow surgery

first_imgChelsea have announced manager Jose Mourinho underwent surgery on his elbow on Monday in an attempt to cure a long-standing complaint. “Some managers go where they have to go, where the club comes, and sometimes it is not the best move, not what they want to do, but they go. “I sat down with my wife and family, and said ‘Where is the best place for us? Where can we be happier as a family? To be happy as a manager and enjoy more the family and life socially?’ “We decided England, after that, for the situation to be perfect it would be Chelsea and I was lucky because the door was open for me.” The self-proclaimed Special One won Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years in his first season in 2005 and successfully defended the crown in 2006, after being appointed in the weeks after he led Porto to the 2004 Champions League title. A trophy-laden spell at Inter Milan – where he won the European Cup for a second time – was followed by a stint at Real Madrid which was successful and fractious in equal measure before he rejoined Chelsea last June on a four-year contract. Mourinho would love to continue his career at Chelsea for “many, many years” yet, and indicated he had no intentions of ever leaving the Premier League. He added: “The principles you have in relation to football and life are absolutely amazing. “I love this Chelsea Football Club, which has been the only club to have ever sacked me, we as a family belong to you (in) England. “I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belongs to me, and hopefully we will stay for many, many years.” Mourinho added: “It is not a threat, but if you sack me, I will stay in England and go to another club, a possible rival.” Press Association The 50-year-old oversaw Chelsea’s 3-1 Premier League defeat of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday before attending a Football Writers’ Association dinner at the Savoy Hotel where he was honoured with an award. He then went under the surgeon’s knife on Monday. Chelsea stated on Twitter: “Jose Mourinho today underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on a long-standing elbow complaint. He will return to work tomorrow.” The operation was performed by doctor Didier Fontes in Paris. Mourinho may have to wear a sling as a precaution for a few days, but the operation came in a relatively lean period in Chelsea’s fixture schedule. Chelsea next play Stoke at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, before a midweek contest at home to West Ham and another Premier League clash at Manchester City. Mourinho was in fine fettle on Sunday evening after a result which took his side to within two points of leaders Arsenal and a point of City. He is settled in England after returning to Chelsea following a near six-year absence last summer. “Without love and happiness, I could not do my job,” Mourinho said. “The best thing football gave me was to make a decision about my future. last_img read more

Dodgers’ Alex Wood overcomes Coors Field mystique

first_imgDENVER >>Alex Wood struck out 10 in six innings and drove in a run with a well-placed bunt on a squeeze play, leading the Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies, 4-0, on Saturday night.Brett Eibner supplied additional offense with his first home run of the season and Austin Barnes and Justin Turner added RBI doubles for the Dodgers, who won their 100th game at Coors Field, the most by any visiting club.Wood (4-0) fanned at least one batter in five of his six innings and struck out the side in the third en route to reversing a dismal history at Coors, where he had gone 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA in four previous starts.He has 21 strikeouts in his last two starts, fanning a season-high 11 last time out in beating the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. The Rockies, shut out at home for the second time this season, had five hits off Wood, all singles. They had no better luck against relievers Josh Fields, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen, who combined to throw three innings of two-hit ball.A couple of sparkling defensive plays by the Dodgers also hemmed in the Rockies, whose NL West-lead over the Dodgers dwindled to one-half game.First baseman Cody Bellinger turned an unassisted double play in the sixth, spearing Carlos Gonzalez’s line drive and catching Nolan Arenado, aboard with a walk, off the bag.With a runner on second in the eighth, third baseman Turner ranged to his left to snag Arenado’s line drive before it could get through the hole. A frustrated Arenado pounded his bat into the dirt after Turner made the play.Tyler Anderson (2-4) had eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings but the Dodgers managed to make solid contact when they did connect. Five of their seven hits went for extra bases, including Eibner’s homer leading off the fifth that soared into the stand of evergreens beyond the wall in center field. TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: 2B Logan Forsythe, sidelined since April 19 with a right toe fracture, ran the bases Saturday and was slated to move on to a rehab assignment next Tuesday.Rockies: C Tony Wolters, placed on the sevem-day DL with a concussion May 3 after being struck in the head by the back swing of a bat in San Diego, has begun his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. He caught six innings against Nashville and was 1 for 4 with a home run as the designated hitter for Albuquerque on Saturday night. … CF Charlie Blackmon was not in the starting lineup for the first time this season as Manager Bud Black decided to give him a break. “I thought it was the right day to give him a night (off) from starting.” Blackmon remained available for pinch-hitting.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more