04May/21

Indian Navy Test Its New LCA

first_img View post tag: Indian Navy Indian Navy Test Its New LCA Authorities Share this article View post tag: Naval Indian Navy’s first indigenously designed and developed 4th plus generation combat aircraft designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers took-off from Ski-Jump facility of Shore Based Test Facility at INS Hansa in Goa on 20th December 2014.The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy Prototype 1 (NP1), piloted by Commodore Jaideep Maolankar, the Chief Test Pilot of National Flight Test Centre, had a perfect flight with results matching the predicted ones.LCA (Navy) is designed with stronger landing gears to absorb forces exerted by the ski jump ramp during take-off, to be airborne within 200 m as against 1000m required for normal runways. It’s special flight control law mode allows hands-free take-off relieving the pilot workload, as the aircraft leaps from the ramp and automatically puts the aircraft in an ascending trajectory.[mappress mapid=”14795″]Press release, Image: Indian Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: its View post tag: LCA Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Test Its New LCA View post tag: Navy View post tag: New December 22, 2014 View post tag: asia View post tag: testlast_img read more

03May/21

Clinical Associate Professor – Urogynecologist – Pensacola (58801)

first_imgDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine,University of Florida is seeking candidates for anUrogynecologist/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery(FPM&RS) sharing with other faculty physicians the duties ofinpatient and outpatient clinical care, performing major and minorgynecologic surgery. Attend and support department educationalactivities (rounds, special lectures, postgraduate courses,etc.).Required: Applicants must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, belicensed or eligible for medical licensure in the State of Floridain pediatrics, and be board certified/board eligible in Obstetricsand Gynecology.Applicants must apply online. Applicants should include a coverletter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

03May/21

Interior Design – Adjunct Design Studio Faculty Position

first_imgSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Unofficial TranscriptRelevant URL Posting Details * Are you a Christian?YesNo * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) The College of Architecture, Visual Art, and Design ( CAVAD ) atCalifornia Baptist University invites applications for adjunctdesign studio faculty within the Interior Design program. Review ofapplications is conducted in an ongoing manner according toneed. Teaching responsibilities are in the undergraduate Interior Designprogram, and in particular within the Design Studio curriculum.Specific design studio course assignments will be dependent uponapplicant qualifications. Position Summarycenter_img Position TitleInterior Design – Adjunct Design Studio Faculty Position Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/5617 State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Nondiscrimination Statement Qualifications Teaching Responsibilities Previous experience teaching design studio courses at thecollegiate level. A terminal degree in the field, or closelyrelated discipline, is preferred. Candidates working toward aterminal degree, or have significant experience in the field, maybe considered. Candidates must embrace the mission of CaliforniaBaptist University, and evidence a clear understanding of, andcommitment to, excellence in teaching through the integration ofChristian faith. Successful candidates will have a history ofquality University teaching experience or significant professionalengagement in the field, and demonstrated relational skills.last_img read more

03May/21

Network Security Engineer II

first_img You need to sign in or create an account to save School of PublicHealth – East Baltimore Campus Similar jobs You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn Maryland, United States Save Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Twitter Johns Hopkins University Sr. Research Data Analyst The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Save Sr. Research Data Analyst Research Data Analyst Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Johns Hopkins University Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Share Save Research Data Analyst Facebook Johns Hopkins University Assessment & Evaluation Analyst General Summary/Purpose:With minimal management oversight,independently provides technical support for hardware and softwareelements and processes of the network security infrastructure.Principally responsible for direct support for 3-5 Network Securitysubsystems and general support of other security tools.Participates in the risk mitigation evaluation process andimplements changes to mitigate risks.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:Duties and responsibilities includethe following (other duties may be assigned):Evaluates new monitoring andsecurity systems and processes and provides cost benefit analysisand recommendations for acquisition and integration into the JHSPHnetwork. ($100K to $500K)Monitors new developments of security productsand services and ensures currency of our technicalinfrastructure.Provides proactive and reactive monitoring,troubleshooting, and documentation of activities for large scaleLAN/WAN infrastructure, including patterns of security activities,network performance, server health, service availability,application processes, and environmental systems (HVAC, UPS, etc.)and provides recommendations and/or changes to mitigate risks andworks with other IT staff to troubleshoot and resolveproblems.Acts a focal point for security events (virusoutbreaks, security breaches and provides leadership to contain andeliminate exposures).Participates in strategic and tactical planningprocess with customers for new systems deployment to addresssecurity issues.Works closely with vendors to identify issuesand fixes with security hardware and softwareproducts.Develops or participates in the securitystandards definition or enhancement process.Provides feedback for specific risks andmitigation efforts.Supports the security incident handlingprocess, including technical forensic and incident documentationprocess. Provides reports to management on incident relatedactivities.Thesenior levels of the position may develop customized solutions toissues that current vendor offerings do notaddress.Proactively manages risk assessments andcommunicates with the customers with issues identified andalternatives for mitigation.Conducts and/or participates in faultmanagement, configuration management, accounting management,performance management, and security management vulnerabilityscanning process. Provides recommendations and follow-up for riskmitigation.Provides network performance statistics, trendanalysis, calls attention to potential capacity, performance, andsecurity problems, and makes recommendations for the appropriatecorrective action.Develops monitoring and reporting solutions tomeet established customer Service LevelAgreements.Enhances disaster recovery and businesscontinuity planning documents for IT assets.Coordinates and oversees disaster recoverytests at external testing facilities.Will be required to participate in on-callresponsibilities.Minimum Qualifications(Mandatory):Bachelor’s degreerequired.4years in the area of Network and InformationSecurity.Additional education may substitutefor required experience and additional related experience maysubstitute for required education, to the extent permitted by theJHU equivalency formula.Preferred Qualifications:Current security certificationspreferred.7+years of experienceSpecial Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:Good project management skillswith a demonstrated history for delivery of projects and services.Demonstrated ability to think and act independently with provenhistory of developing innovative solutions to complex problems.Proven communications skills (written & verbal) withdemonstrated ability to develop processes and describe complextechnical concepts to others.Must have proven technical skills anddemonstrated troubleshooting skills.Good customer servicesskills.Good project management skills with ademonstrated history for delivery of projects andservices.Demonstrated ability to think and actindependently with proven history of developing innovativesolutions to complex problems.Proven communications skills (written &verbal) with demonstrated ability to develop processes and describecomplex technical concepts to others.Highly developed analytical skills and theability to solve complex technical problems using a methodicalsystematic approach.TCP/IP knowledge and basic knowledge of routingand troubleshooting.Complete understanding of SNMP and MIB’s andhow it applies in an enterprise environment.Experience with Servers, routers, switches,hubs and networking equipment.Understanding of Network Performance Managementtechniques and software.Previous experience working in a NetworkOperations Center.Experience with Network Management platformssuch as CiscoWorks, Concorde, HP Openview, Spectum,etc.Familiarity with network technologies such asDHCP, DNS and PPP.Experience with firewalls and other securitytechnologies.Experience with network analyzingequipment.Understanding of cabling and wiringstandards.Understanding of wirelesstechnologies.Understanding of authentication services anddirectory services such as Active Directory, RADIUS, &LDAP.Understanding of Storage Area Networks andClustering technology.Understanding of voice and videotechnologies.Any specific physical requirementsfor the job:Sit – 85%Walk – 10%Stand – 5%Maybe required to unpack, lift, and install networkingequipmentSupervisoryResponsibility:NoneBudget Authority:NoneClassified Title:Network Security EngineerIIWorking Title: Network Security EngineerII ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range:$69,140 to $95,005 peryearEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001048-JHSPH IT Operations Personnel area: School of Public HealthThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf You need to sign in or create an account to save More searches like this Maryland, United States Maryland, United States Computer Services & Information Technology Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

03May/21

The other Oxford

first_imgI work at St Hilda’s College library and a lot of what I do involves making sure that the library runs efficiently. That’s not just putting books on shelves and stamping them out. It’s also co-ordinating all the things that make it possible for the library to function, for example buying and ordering books, deciding library policy and trying to respond to people’s ideas, from carpeting and better lighting to buying books for subject areas. There is also a lot of administrative work. Our college has just built a new extension, and our staff have been involved in the planning and design right from the beginning. Apart from that, I’m also a fellow of the college, which means that I’m involved with a lot of College activities, including sitting in on Governing Body, while being dean of degrees means I go to the Sheldonian and present people for their degrees.I enjoy the library aspect most of all because it supports people in their academic work. I very much like to see people coming up for their three years. They change a lot over that time and it’s quite interesting to see how their styles and fashions change. You also see people in the libraries weeping over essays and revision, then you see them at the other end when you’re taking them up to get their degrees. It’s a slightly more personal relationship than perhaps with some of the University libraries, and when alumni come back they nearly always say they have fond memories of our library, which I find gratifying.I’ve always worked in Oxford. I started off at the Taylorian, and that was my first taste of how pleasant working in a library could be. But the fun thing about being a college librarian is that you’re very hands-on and get to meet the students. I don’t think I would like to be in a job where I was just an administrator behind the scenes and never saw anybody. You also have more autonomy than you probably would in the larger organisations, and you feel very much involved in what’s going on. I also enjoy being the dean of degrees, because it’s such a happy family occasion. You meet people’s parents, which is always interesting, and you can see why some people are the way they are. The most common question we get asked, besides “Where is this book?” is actually “Can you come and un-jam the photocopier or the printer for me?” I’ve seen many unusual things, but I think I’ll draw a veil over those! Someone started a fire in a wastepaper basket once, which was an exciting moment, but usually people leave all their interesting possessions outside. I think we see a very different side to the students, mostly the quiet side: people who fall asleep at their desks is as riotous as it gets.I think librarians often just fall into the career. Personally, I’m not a natural librarian: I spend half my life looking for things and I’m not calm. What I really enjoy is reading, and that’s something that you don’t have time for when you’re working. You see so many books that you would like to read because of your work, and yet you just don’t have the time to do that. everybody always says, “Oh you’re a librarian, you must read a lot of books,” and it makes me furious. If only that were true! There are some terrible stereotypes of librarians going around, and I hope we don’t conform to them too much here. For a librarian, I’m an incredibly noisy person; I don’t think I’ve ever said “Shush” to anyone in my life!work at St Hilda’s College library and a lot of what I do involves making sure that the library runs efficiently. That’s not just putting books on shelves and stamping them out. It’s also co-ordinating all the things that make it possible for the library to function, for example buying and ordering books, deciding library policy and trying to respond to people’s ideas, from carpeting and better lighting to buying books for subject areas. There is also a lot of administrative work. Our college has just built a new extension, and our staff have been involved in the planning and design right from the beginning. Apart from that, I’m also a fellow of the college, which means that I’m involved with a lot of College activities, including sitting in on Governing Body, while being dean of degrees means I go to the Sheldonian and present people for their degrees.ARCHIVE: 5th week MT 2005last_img read more

03May/21

Jeremy Cliffe explores gentility and feminism in Cheltenham

first_imgThe word ‘genteel’ seems appropriate to the point of cliché when talking about Cheltenham. A town of Regency terraces and horse racing, antique shops and tea rooms. Hardly the ideal place to test the waters of feminist thought, we might think. But every year in October Cheltenham is shaken up – just a little – as the famous Literature Festival rolls into town. For nine days the pristine Imperial Gardens bristle with leading figures from the worlds of art, broadcasting and politics. This year the theme is ‘What does change mean to us?’ and investigations into attitudes towards women are high on the agenda. Stripy tights and silver pumps are the order of the day as Germaine Greer strides onto stage in the ornate Edwardian auditorium of the Town Hall. The windows are covered with long velvet awnings and a warm light from under the balconies provides an intimate atmosphere. She talks for an hour on her latest book, Shakespeare’s Wife.  “Every time I hear a man at a dinner party tell his wife to ‘shut up dear’, I want to take him outside and shoot him” she begins. Well-natured laughter ripples through the audience. Her introduction soon gives way to the argument. Gesticulating passionately, she outlines a radical biography of Anne Hathaway; speculative, controversial, and persuasive. A broad sense of revelation follows every new piece of conjecture. Presumptions they may be, but Greer’s claims that Hathaway had a significant impact on Shakespeare’s work seem no less valid than those of the scholars who see this mysterious character through the filter of chauvinism. In the course of the hour, Greer piles on the questions. Was Hathaway really illiterate and uncultured? Did Shakespeare really write his plays away from home? Was the model of accomplished, emotionally intelligent womanhood portrayed in Portia, Cleopatra and Silvia really a work of pure imagination? Greer describes how Hathaway is perceived by academics: “Shakespeare, an innocent youth, is skipping down the lanes of Stratford when out comes Anne Hathaway, a big, hairy, randy old woman who wraps her legs around him and gets herself pregnant.” Of course Greer is following a feminist agenda with her reappraisal of this image. She owns up to a temptation to claim that it was Hathaway who wrote the plays, “but I’m not as brave as that”. Nevertheless, Greer’s ideas are all supported by what is known about society in Stratford at the time; it is hard not to agree with her that this has to be a better approach than groundlessly disregarding Hathaway’s relationship with the Bard. She admits that her conclusions are but guesswork, adding that “some guesses are better than others”, those ‘others’ being “informed with a casual contempt”.Her speech is met with resounding applause from the audience, Greer moves onto the questions and the lights are raised in the auditorium. Here we see hints of her tendency to play up her own image: “Who’d like to go first? I’d rather it not be a man”.“What about the bed?” chirps in an elderly lady near the front, alluding to the main weapon in the armoury of the Hathaway-detractors, the fact that in his will, Shakespeare bequeathed to her only his second-best bed. Here the strength of Greer’s arguments come to the fore, as she explains that it was typical for a husband to leave his widow the ‘everyday’ bed, on which conceptions, births and deaths took place, rather than the more lavish but less emotionally significant guest bed.  The next question is from a man. The questioner stands up, takes hold of the microphone and, in a self-satisfied voice, asks “What about those women who tell their husbands to ‘shut up dear’?” There is a pause, and Greer bites her lip, the audience awaiting her response on tenterhooks. “It should be possible for spouses to communicate” she responds calmly, “This is why I can’t watch the Jeremy Kyle Show”, and points out that in Shakespearean drama women and men tend to communicate well, noting that this too could cast light on the marriage.As Greer leaves the platform at the end of the hour she is swamped by middle-aged women in cork sandals, the water pitcher is refilled for Douglas Hurd, and the hall is alive with conversation as the audience files out. Snippets such as “I had no idea”, “What I don’t like about her is…”, and “But I thought she didn’t like him?” indicate the strong impression she makes on the public. She revels in controversy, provokes inspiration in some and loathing in others, and is perfectly aware of this. But whatever you think of Germaine Greer, an hour in her electric presence leaves you unable to deny her energetic sense of purpose in questioning assumptions, unexamined truisms and the lazy acceptance of ungrounded dogma. Genteel she ain’t, but that just wouldn’t suit her. by Jeremy Cliffelast_img read more

03May/21

Bod to exhibit ancient treasures

first_img‘Beyond the Work of One’ will begin on 24 May and runs to 1 November, in Catte Street. The Bodleian library will hold an exhibition to celebrate the University’s treasures this summer. It will include previously unseen objects, documents and artifacts including a 14th century bishop’s  mitre made of silk and pearls belonging to William of  Wykeham, the founder of New College;  an illuminated Psalter belonging to Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII; and Samuel Johnson’s gruel mug.The exhibition will also honour benefactors like William Gray and Lord Nuffield. last_img read more

03May/21

Trinity email leak exposes sensitive information to JCR

first_imgThe e-mail also notes that a complaint was made by a member of the JCR to the president describing a specific incident taking place at Trinity and requesting that the encounter be on the record with the JCR committee. Of the 12 students, who would comprise approximately 4.1% of the Trinity undergraduate population, 9 reported having “faced any specific issues or incidents” at Trinity with regards race or ethnicity and 5 said that worries or issues about race have a detrimental effect on their mental health, the e-mail claims. The e-mail, which the Trinity JCR President accidentally sent to a mailing list of all JCR members rather than to the college President, disclosed the results of a poll issued to all undergraduates. Speaking to Cherwell on the subject of inclusivity, the Trinity College Communications Department said: “As a small collegiate community, it is our top priority at Trinity to foster an environment in which everyone feels comfortable, welcome and respected. Cherwellhas been alerted to a mishandling of information at Trinity College after a private e-mail discussing findings on the treatment of BAME students on campus was mistakenly made public. “It is top priority of Trinity College JCR that every student feels welcome and cared for at Trinity. 12 of the students surveyed identified themselves in the survey as either “Black/African/Caribbean/Black-British” or “Mixed/Multi-Ethnic”. When asked to comment, the president referred to the incident as an example of “human error” writing: “What has happened was a human error in a private email context where an email was accidentally Trinity email leak exposes sensitive information to JCR sent to the wrong mailing list; this is very regrettable but not a voluntary breach of confidentiality.center_img “To this end, we are surveying our members to understand how to better support them and feeding this information back to college in order to work together on improving the culture and support provision at Trinity.” “This incident has sensitised the JCR committee, including myself, to be more careful with our email conversations. I have also urged the committee to turn on the “undo sending” option in outlook and have done so myself. The breach was quickly noticed and unintended recipients of the e-mail were sent a follow-up apologising for the mistake and asking them to delete the message. “We want students to feel empowered to come forward if they encounter instances of behaviour that work counter to these values so that we can continuously work to ensure that every single member of our community feels warmly included and that Trinity lives up to its values.” The complaint has subsequently been sent to Trinity’s approximately 290 JCR members as a result of the mistake. “Gladly, no students were mentioned by name in this email. Additionally, the numbers from the survey cited in the email in question were inaccurate.last_img read more

03May/21

Oxford Brookes reports 30 coronavirus cases

first_imgOxford Brookes University has reported 30 cases of coronavirus among students as of 23rd September. Their semester began on 21st September, with Freshers’ introductions starting from the 14th. In a statement, the Brookes vice-chancellor linked the cases to off-campus parties thrown by students. Susan Brown, leader of the City Council, said: “We know that residents in Oxford are nervous about the return of students, and we want to reassure them that we are all working together to take as many measures as we can to minimise the risk from the virus. The universities and their students are very much part of the city of Oxford. Our businesses are starting to reopen, and many jobs rely on students being here in term time and we want to see the students safely in our midst. This event is an opportunity for residents to hear exactly what preparations are in place, and to ask all of us about the issues they see in their neighbourhoods and work so that we can reassure them. The universities, councils and police have been working with each other, residents’ organisations and businesses over the last few months so that we are all ready to manage the safe return of students.” However, concernshave been raised by Oxford residents about the return of students to campusfrom across the country and world. The City Council estimates that betweenOxford Brookes and the University of Oxford, students make up about 28% of thecity population, the highest of any UK city. No outbreaks among Oxford University students have been reported ahead of the start of term. In response, the City Council has organised a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, 28th September, which will include representatives from both universities’ administrations and student unions, as well as City Council, Thames Valley Police, and public health team representatives. Organisations will discuss their planned safety measures and hold a Q&A session. A party of over 100 Brookes students was recorded on 16 September, and the university subsequently issued a statement condemning student gatherings. Since then, police have increased patrols with the aim of breaking up gatherings that violate the Rule of Six, particularly in South Park. center_img From Oxford University, Professor Karen O’Brien, Co-Chair of Michaelmas Coordination Group will be speaking, as well as Ben Farmer from the Student Union. Image credit: Extua | Wikimedia Commons | Image has been cropped The SU, University, and City Council have been contacted for comment. The university states that it has issued about 150 fixed penalties to students “for breaches within halls of residences” since 12 September, the BBC reports.last_img read more

03May/21

Oxford residents reminded not to let their guard down as COVID cases remain high

first_imgWhile acknowledging the progress of the vaccination programme, Val Messenger, the Deputy Director for Public Health of Oxfordshire County Council, reiterated the importance of abiding by the lockdown restrictions, including for those who have been vaccinated.  According to figures published by Oxford City Council, for the week ending 22 January, 294.7 cases per 100,000 people were identified in Oxfordshire. This is a decline from 399.5 the previous week. However, this still exceeds the figure of 83.7 per 100,000 on 4 December by more than three times. Despite a slight decline in the spread of COVID-19 within Oxfordshire, infection rates are still higher than they were in December. As an additional measure in the fight against COVID-19, community testing will also be introduced in Oxfordshire in early February. “It will allow us to better identify asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19, and so help us more effectively control the virus and stop the spread,” Messenger added. In the 7 days leading up to 26 January, 229.2 per 100,000 people in Oxfordshire tested positive for coronavirus, according to official UK government data. This is slightly below the national rate of 273.3 within the same period.center_img “The latest covid figures for Oxford are reducing, but are still higher than when we went into lockdown. It’s really important that everyone, even those who have had the vaccine, sticks to the lockdown rules to keep figures falling,” Councillor Louise Upton, Cabinet Member for Safer, Healthy Oxford said in a press release on the Oxford City Council website.  “The vaccination programme continues to make excellent progress in Oxfordshire, and we are on track on schedule [sic] to achieve the government target of the top four priority groups being vaccinated by mid-February. “However, we must remember that those who have been vaccinated will not have full protection until at least three weeks after they have received their second dose. Moreover, those who have received the vaccine could still pass on the virus to others. So we can’t afford to let our guard down,” Messenger said in a statement published on the Oxford City Council website.last_img read more