Union Librarian Brendan McGrath avoids impeachment

first_imgThe 68% vote in favour of McGrath comes after the 12 hours of deliberation that an impeachment motion in the Oxford Union entails. On the day of the vote supporters and allies of McGrath mobilised a “Vote No” campaign on Facebook, posting social statuses that presented McGrath’s potential impeachment as symptomatic of ‘toxic politics’. A notice has been pinned on the Oxford Union noticeboard that reads “The Librarian remains in office. The Motion of Impeachment is unsuccessful”. Brendan McGrath, against whom a motion for impeachment was filed on Thursday 7th, has won his vote not to be impeached by 400 votes to 189.center_img More on this story is expected to follow.last_img

September in Ocean City: Air Show, Corvette Show and More

first_imgSUNDAY, SEPT. 20A few of the 475 Corvettes that participated in the Ocean City, NJ Corvette Show in 2014 drive onto the Boardwalk for the annual event.The 25th Annual Corvette Show: More than 350 cars on display featuring models from every year the Corvette was manufactured. One of the largest exhibitions of its kind in the country. Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Sts. from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Partial proceeds benefit local charities. For information, visit www.boardwalkcorvettes.com or call (609) 457-0081.OC Pops Twisted Strings: Alex DuPue and Miguel de Hoyas, a fiery violin and guitar duo, present an exciting program with the Pops. These virtuosos combine Latin and Rock with a classically contagious blend. Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Dr. Matt Hamilton, Beach Buddies Animal Hospital, 7:30 p.m., tickets $20. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. The annual Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show starts at 1 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 13) over the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City between Sixth and 14th streets. SATURDAY, SEPT. 12Radio-controlled model planes gave flight demonstrations and competed in a people’s choice contest during the 2014 Ocean City Air Festival .Air Festival: The first of two free city air festivals is set for the Ocean City Municipal Airport, 26th Street and Bay Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature ground displays of a B-25J Mitchell Bomber and World War II Grumman TBM Avenger. There will be air demonstrations, a paper airplane contest for children, face painting and food vendors.There will be ground displays of a variety of aircraft plus military vehicles and       antique cars. The NJ Pine Barons RC Club will present exciting model airplane demonstrations with miniature jets soaring at 100 miles per hour. Helicopter and airplane rides will be available for purchase. There will be shuttle service from the Shelter Road lot (off Tennessee Avenue). For information, call (609) 525-9223 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com.Street Rod Exhibition: This popular show features modified, classic cars on display. The one-day exhibition will be featured on the Tabernacle Grounds, 550 Wesley Ave. from 8 a.m. until noon, and then shown on the Boardwalk until 4 p.m. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.The Fabulous Grease Band: The rock ‘n’ roll party band performs hits from five decades at the Ocean City Music Pier at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call (609) 525-9248 or (609) 399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. The traditional summer season is over, but September’s great weather remains, and that sets the stage for some of Ocean City’s most popular events of the year.Here’s a look at what’s on tap for the month, highlighted by the Air Festival and the Aerobatic Air Show on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 12 and 13): SATURDAY, SEPT. 26Walk for the Wounded: A three-mile walk on the boardwalk to raise money for wounded soldiers returning from overseas. A ceremony will be held just prior to the walk to honor our military heroes. Registration begins 8 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For information, call (609) 399-0012 ext. 1106                              or visit www.ochome.com. SUNDAY, SEPT. 13The free Ocean City Aerobatic Air Show is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, over the beach and boardwalk between Sixth and 14th streets in Ocean City, NJ.The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show: Stunt planes highlight an exciting show over the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City that starts 1 p.m. with daring flights and maneuvers. View show from the beach or boards between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Thrill to the skills of the best stunt pilots in the world. Featuring the Redline 2-ship, RV8, Red Star and Dragon, Warbird Flights, USCG Search and Rescue Demonstration and lots more. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com. This event is sponsored by the Ocean City Tourism Development and Ocean City Hospitality Associations. Show coordination and operation provided by David Shultz Air Shows, LLC.Ocean City Pops — A Night in Old Vienna: The best of Johann Strauss Jr. with talented singers and award winning violinist, Robin Bolinger, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Manco and Manco in memory of the great POPS Conductor and Bassoonist Frank Ruggieri. Tickets $20/15. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16Michael Hartman Roast: The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce roasts Michael Hartman, founder and director of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Michael has brought Broadway quality shows to Ocean City. His company also offers theatre camps and theatrical training to youth and gives them the opportunity to perform in productions at the Music Pier and Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center. Michael frequently teams with the Ocean City Pops to stage Broadway Shows.The Roast will be held at the Flanders hotel with a 6 p.m. social and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55. RSVP by September 11th to the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1706, Ocean City, N.J. 08226, call (609) 399-1412 or access [email protected] SATURDAY, SEPT. 19Ocean City Board … Walk to Defeat ALS: Join this two-mile walk on the boardwalk to raise funds to support patient research in finding a cure for ALS. Registration 9 a.m. at the 6th Street Practice Field. Walk begins 10 a.m. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org. SATURDAY, SEPT. 27OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K and 10-Mile Walk/Run: Half Marathon Registration $60 Sept. 1-23, $70 Sept. 24-27. NO RACE DAY registration. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.last_img read more

Washington state appeals court deals another blow to proposed coal export terminal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Seattle Post-Intelligencer:Would-be builders of a massive coal export terminal, to be located along the Columbia River at Longview, suffered a severe setback Tuesday in court.The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that the Department of Natural Resources had a valid reason when it refused to lease state-owned aquatic lands to Millennium Bulk Terminals.The terminal would receive as many as 16 coal trains a day from the Powder River and Unita Basins in Wyoming, for shipment to Asian markets.“DNR’s careful consideration of Millennium’s financial conditions and business reputation was especially reasonable given the circumstances surrounding the potential sublease,” the appellate court said in its opinion. “At the time DNR made its decision, coal market conditions were not promising, with United States coal production dropping.”As well, noted the court, Millennium “intentionally misrepresented the scope of its plans for the property in 2011 . . . Millennium intentionally concealed the extent of its plans for the coal export facility in order to avoid full environmental review.”The aquatic lands lease isn’t Millennium’s only permit problem. The state Department of Ecology refused to approve the project, specifically Millennium’s application for a water quality permit to fill 24 acres of wetlands and dredge 41.5 acres of Columbia River.More: Appeals court deals blow to big coal export terminal proposed for Longview, Washington Washington state appeals court deals another blow to proposed coal export terminallast_img read more

Ghana vs Mozambique: History of previous meetings between both sides

first_imgGhana will be playing Mozambique in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier double header. The first is on 24 March in Accra and the return leg three days later in Maputo. We take you through the history of matches played between the two countries.FIRST MEETINGGhana and Mozambique met for the first time in 1996 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein in African Cup of Nations in Group D.The game was played on 25 January in 1996 with Ghana beating Mozambique 2-0 at the end of the match.  Kwame Ayew and Felix Aboagye scored on the 42nd and 68th minutes to hand Ghana victory. Ghana paraded a strong squad on that day.Simon Addo (GK), Frank Amankwah, Isaac Asare (Stephen Baidoo), Afo Dodoo, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Joachim Yaw Acheampong, Felix Aboagye, Kwame Ayew (Daniel Addo), Tony Yeboah and Abedi Pele (Ablade Kumah).Brazilian gaffer Ismael Kurtz was the trainer for the Black Stars during AFCON 1996. SECOND MEETINGThe second meeting between the two countries came on 14th January, 1998 in an International Friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium. The match ended a scoreless draw. Richard Kingson, Mohammed Gargo, Emmanuel Tetteh, Richard John Ackon, Adjetey Adjei, Ebenezer Dadzie, Daniel Edusei, Joe Fameyeh, Kamara Dini, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour, Jacob Nettey, Princeton Owusu Ansah and Yaw Sakyi featured for the Black Stars against the Mambas of Mozambique.Dutch tactician Rinus Israel guided Ghana to the draw. THIRD MEETINGFive days later, Ghana and Mozambique engaged in a second friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium.Israel named Simon Addo, Princeton Owusu Ansah, Emmanuel Tetteh, Alex Nyarko, Richard John Ackon, Foster Bastios, Daniel Edusei, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour, Charles Akonnor, Mohammed Gargo and Peter Ofori Quaye for the match against the Mambas on the 19th January, 1998. A goal each from Charles Akonnor, Mohammed Gargo and Emmanuel Osei Kuffour gave Ghana a 3-1 victory. Manuel Bacuane “Tico Tico” got the consolation for the Southern Africa country.LAST MEETING The fourth and last time Ghana played Mozambique was on 24January, 1999 at the Accra Sports Stadium. It was an African Cup of Nations 2000 qualifier. A 54th minute strike from Charles Akonnor separated Ghana from Mozambique in the epic encounter. Italian coach Guiseppe Dossena was trainer of the Black Stars.Richard Kingson, Christian Atta Gyan, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Alex Nyarko, Augustine Arhinful, Peter Ofori Quaye (Kwame Ayew), Charles Akonnor, Patrick Allotey, Ebenezer Dugbartey and Mark Edusei starred for Ghana.All in all, Ghana and Mozambique have met four times with Ghana winning three and managing a draw. Mozambique has never won any competitive match against the Black Stars of Ghana. The Black Stars have scored six goals in these meetings with the Mozambicans scoring only one  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more