Bernanke dismisses oil price threat as US recovery rolls on

first_img Bernanke dismisses oil price threat as US recovery rolls on Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share whatsapp SOARING oil prices pose only a “temporary” threat to inflation, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday.The dollar, tumbling to a three and a half month low against the euro, received little support from Bernanke’s testimony to the Senate’s banking committee, in which he showed no inclination of a move towards monetary tightening.“The tone of his remarks suggest that the turn in the rate regime is distant, and still likely more distant than what the market is now expecting,” said Eric Green of TD Securities.However, Bernanke also said the threat of deflation is now “negligible.”His testimony coincided with the release of the latest ISM manufacturing index, which delivered more positive news for the US recovery.America’s factory sector shot up to 61.4 in the index last month — its highest level since May 2004, and up from 60.8 in January. The ISM index showed an increase in prices paid for goods to a two and a half year high of 82, from 81.5 in January.“However, this index follows the oil price and tells us very little about the ability of firms to pass higher costs on,” said Paul Dales of Capital Economics.There was bad news from the US construction industry, meanwhile, with spending in the industry down 0.7 per cent in January. Tuesday 1 March 2011 8:04 pm KCS-content Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Fansbet operator claims all is well despite affiliate debts

first_img Fansbet operator claims all is well despite affiliate debts Executives of the company behind UK white label sportsbook Fansbet claim the business is in good financial shape, despite acknowledging that the company owes more than £500,000 in late payments to affiliates dating back to August 2019. Finance 9th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Executives of the company behind UK white label sportsbook Fansbet claim the business is in good financial shape, despite acknowledging that the company owes more than £500,000 in late payments to affiliates dating back to August 2019.Enda Gaffney, chief executive of Rush Gaming, the Malta-based subsidiary of Rush Entertainment Group which operates Fansbet, said it was behind in payments to multiple pay-per-click (PPC) affiliates. This was down to the business over-budgeting for affiliates, he explained.However, Gaffney added that the company is communicating with these partners and believes it will be able to pay them in full.“Yes it’s a substantial amount but the funds are there,” Gaffney said. “We have probably five or six PPC affiliates that we’re dealing with. We have been in dialogue, we’ve given timelines.”Rush Entertainment Group chief executive Sondre Sagstuen said this overbudgeting led to late payments because the company is undergoing a “restructuring.”Gaffney added that the company was in no risk financially. Although Rush Partners’ listing with the UK Companies House puts the company in debt by £2.6m, leading to suggestions on affiliate forums that the company may be headed towards bankruptcy, Gaffney said these concerns were far of the mark.He said that, as Rush Partners is a subsidiary of Norwegian-headquartered Rush Entertainment Group, the finances of Rush Partners did not reflect the group as a whole.“We’re not going under,” Gaffney said. “The intention is to pay and we will do because we intend to work with these guys in the future.”Rush previously operated three sites in the UK, as well as one under the brand Norske Spil in Malta. However, in November, two of these – Liverpool FC-themed RedsBet and Manchester United-themed RedArmyBet – were closed down and absorbed under Fansbet due to low traffic.Because of the over-indexing of UK affiliates, Gaffney said he anticipates a change in marketing strategy in the future. While the company is likely to still use affiliates significantly, more of these will be focused on territories where operators can do business under Malta Gaming Authority licences, rather than the UK.He added that, while affiliate payments are behind, all other payments, such as those to suppliers, are up to date.Player funds, meanwhile, must be held separately as a condition of a UK Gambling Commission licence. As Fansbet is a white label, these funds are held by white label solutions provider Viral Interactive, a subsidary of Finnplay.“Our key suppliers are Viral Interactive and SBTech and all our invoices are up to date. With marketing it’s just affiliates and operationally we’re fine,” Gaffney said.Martin Prantner, director of Viral Interactive, stressed that marketing was the responsibility of Rush, not Viral.The Gambling Commission’s licence conditions and codes of practice does not mention any responsibilities towards affiliates. While a licence holder must notify the regulator if it defaults on a debt, Gaffney said Rush have not received any formal notice that would suggest a default was imminent.Although Gaffney said Viral was made aware of the late payments, Prantner said this was not the case. He said the only contact about payments between the two concerned payments to Viral.Prantner added that Viral made annual financial checks of Rush, and all other white label partners, as part of its due diligence.“We of course have to do financial due diligence and we periodically review it” Prantner said. “But this relationship between Rush Partners and Viral has been in place for many years, so things, of course, move quickly.“We of course performed due diligence when we entered the partnership and whenever it’s needed. But what we do not check is, for example if there were outstanding invoices towards our client. But of course we do the do diligence on the whole Rush Group, so I think the investment money is on the group level but maybe not in the UK entity at this moment.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

IPL 2020 : After Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaekwad also tests positive…

first_img Cricket IPL 2020 : Another setback for CSK, Suresh Raina returns to India will not play IPL 2020 Formula 1 Cricket Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs –… ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Football IPL 2020 : After Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaekwad also tests positive in CSK camp Ruturaj Gaekwad has become the second Chennai Super Kings player after Deepak Chahar to test positive for the novel coronavirus in Dubai, weeks ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. InsideSport earlier had relieved after an interview with CSK team player that their is more than 2 players who have tested Covid-19 positive.  Raina said he is blessed to have received love and support from fans in Chennai during the Indian Premier League (IPL). Raina said the monickers given to him and MS Dhoni by CSK fans is something he will cherish for the rest of his life.Suresh Raina is fondly called as ‘Chinna Thala’ by CSK fans while MS Dhoni is revered as ‘Thala’ in the IPL. CSK have sure ‘Thala’ and ‘Chinna Thala’ have a part of the emotional connection fans have with the 3-time champions. Cricket Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSports Minister announces massive hike in prize money of National Sports AwardsNext articleIPL 2020: RCB team together at private beach, celebrates with to be parents Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma in Dubai Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing CSK on Saturday confirmed that their vice-captain Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI mulls providing financial support to Tokyo-bound athletes; decision in Apex Council meeting today Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Though the CSK team member was reluctant to reveal the identity of the player but finally he admitted that more than 2 players have tested positive.“We don’t have much knowledge on who exactly has tested positive. I am hearing 2-3 squad members, few support staff members and our CEO’s family member has tested positive”, declared the CSK team member exclusively to InsideSport.InsideSport again asked him, is Deepak Chahar one of the player ?“I think Chahar is one of the player”, confirmed the CSK member. Cricket “Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time”, declared KS Viswanathan, CEO of CSK By Kunal Dhyani – August 29, 2020 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Earlier, Chahar was among at least ten members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday in Dubai. It also has to be noted that CSK was the only team of the eight franchises that held a camp in India before departing to UAE.Chahar can return to training only after a 14-day quarantine period, following which he will have to test negative twice, 24 hours apart, before being permitted to re-enter the bio-secure zone. Following the positive cases, contact tracing will be done as per the health guidelines. “Contact tracing must commence at the earliest. All casual contacts will undergo an RT-PCR test immediately while close contacts will be closely monitored and tested over the next 5 days,” says the IPL health advisory. Cricket Cricket In another setback to Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020, Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season.  Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out Past Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ TAGSCovid19 in Chennai Super KingsGaekwad tests positiveIndian Super LeagueIPL 2020Suresh Raina not to play IPL 2020 SHARE CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports News Cricket ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricketlast_img read more

Antoine Dupont tests positive for Covid – Ten France players now ruled out

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been in superb form (Sportsfile/Getty Images) All players had tested negative at the start of last week but the French rugby federation (FFR) organised further rounds of testing following the news that head coach Fabien Galthie, forwards coach William Servat and another member of the back-room team had coronavirus earlier in the week.Related: Fabien Galthie tests positive for CovidNine of the ten players who have tested positive were in the match-day 23 that faced Ireland in the previous round of matches, so this will cause huge disruption to the squad.The FFR had announced a 31-player squad for the Scotland fixture on Sunday but have now had to make a further five changes due to the latest positive cases. Ten France players have dropped out of the squad to face Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19 Six Nations organisers are monitoring the situation, with the Testing Oversight Group (TOG) due to make a decision on Wednesday evening as to whether the Scotland match should go ahead as planned or be postponed. If there are further positive cases, it is likely it would be rearranged. Playing it on the weekend of 6-7 March is a possibility, although that creates problems with regards player release from clubs as those dates are not covered by Regulation Nine.A Six Nations statement read: “The TOG was advised by the French Rugby Union representative that all players who returned to the National Training Centre yesterday were tested on arrival and put in isolation pending results. All five players who tested positive have now left the training base.“The rest of the squad, all of whom tested negative, are training with restricted movement and no close contact for the next 48 hours. All players and staff will be tested every 24 hours.“The TOG will reconvene on Wednesday 24 February in the evening to review the situation. A decision on whether the France v Scotland fixture can go ahead will be made at that stage. Ensuring the health and safety of all players and staff is our number one priority. Should the decision be that the fixture cannot go ahead, the match will be rescheduled for the earliest possible date.“Six Nations would like to wish all affected players, coaches, and support team a speedy recovery.” Gaetan Barlot, Thierry Paiva, Cyril Cazeaux, Baptiste Pesenti and Thomas Ramos have been called up, but the squad are not due to start training until Wednesday subject to the results of the latest Covid-19 tests, which are now being carried out every 24 hours.France are currently top of the Six Nations table after wins over Italy and Ireland in the opening rounds. They are chasing their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2010 and are due to play Scotland at the Stade de France on Sunday 28 February.In the latest round of testing on Monday night, all players and management returned negative tests. Voici la liste des 31 joueurs convoqués dans le groupe #XVdeFrance à partir de ce soir à Marcoussis afin de préparer le match contre l’Écosse !Suite à des tests complémentaires réalisés hier, Julien Marchand et Arthur Vincent ont été testés positifs à la Covid-19.#NeFaisonsXV— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) February 21, 2021 Antoine Dupont tests positive for CovidTen France players have now been ruled out of thier Six Nations match against Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19.France scrum-half Antoine Dupont was the first to return a positive test on Friday, two other players in the  squad returned positive tests on Saturday – wing Gabin Villiere and prop Mohamed Haouas – and another two on Sunday, Julien Marchand and Arthur Vincent.Then on Monday came the news that a further five players had tested positive, including captain Charles Ollivon. The others are Cyril Baille, Romain Taofifenua, Peato Mauvaka and Brice Dulin. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Vivier House / AgwA

first_imgCopyHouses, Schools, Adaptive Reuse•Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 Houses Belgium Photographs Save this picture!© Séverin Malaud+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAgwAOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEducational ArchitectureSchoolsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseBrussels-Capital RegionBelgiumPublished on September 02, 2019Cite: “Vivier House / AgwA” 02 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architects: AgwA Area Area of this architecture project Projects Vivier House / AgwA Vivier House / AgwASave this projectSaveVivier House / AgwA Photographs:  Séverin Malaud, Delphine MathyClients:Municipality of Ixelles (Brussels)Engineering:JZH & PartnersCity:Brussels-Capital RegionCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Delphine MathyRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. A small project for a small house. Better: a large glasshouse for a small house. The house remains a house and does not need to be reinvented. The evening school is hosted in the large glasshouse. Very simple in appearance, refined detailing in reality. A wood and steel curtain wall. A floor of polished concrete. An inverted structure of hanging steel blades. A drop-shaped terrace. Playful yet seriously white and constructively refined.Save this picture!© Delphine MathySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Delphine MathyA typical terraced house in Brussels, in a rather good state. Two independent programs, a social apartment, and an evening school. The renovation remains strategic in order to maximize energy efficiency while minimizing grey energy. Given the narrowness of the house, the project favors a common entrance hall. This mixed access creates both a link and a social control: it is a place of sharing, open on the evening school and the community hall in the neighboring house.Save this picture!Axonometric DiagramSave this picture!SectionThe evening school develops on the ground floor around a new patio. A large wooden curtain wall defines the outdoor space, provides light and gives coherence to all the multipurpose rooms. The evening school is thus constituted by the succession of large rooms, open and independent at the same time. A series of material interventions gives each room a specific identity.Save this picture!© Delphine MathyProject gallerySee allShow lessPelli Clarke Pelli’s Wolf Point East Topped OutArchitecture NewsCall for Entries: Announcement of the Request for Proposal for Schematic Design and …Call for Submissions Share “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Nonprofit intranet/extranet discussion forum launched

Nonprofit intranet/extranet discussion forum launched Howard Lake | 9 January 1999 | News Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Do you use an intranet or extranet as part of your fundraising or nonprofit work? Are you planning to? Do you use an intranet or extranet as part of your fundraising or nonprofit work? Are you planning to? Then you can discuss the various issues involved by subscribe intranetsubscribing to a new e-mail discussion list provided by Michael Gilbert of Nonprofit Online News. As Michael says, “organisations who have discovered the power of e-mail and the Web are realising that one of the best ways to apply this technology is to the empowerment of the organisation’s staff, board, and supporters.” read more

Buncrana awarded Tidy Towns Local Authority Pollinator Award

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Buncrana awarded Tidy Towns Local Authority Pollinator Award Previous article€431,000 of funding to benefit community groups in DonegalNext articlePolice granted extension to question 18 year old following death of Derry man News Highland By News Highland – September 25, 2017 Harps come back to win in Waterford Buncrana has been awarded the regional Tidy Towns Local Authority Pollinator Award for the North West & West Region in the Large Town Category.The pollinator project aims to promote biodiversity and the crucial role bees play in the pollination of plants, trees and vegetables.In a bid for the award the community in Buncrana installed bee boxes, planted pollinator-friendly plants and erected signage to highlight areas managed for biodiversity.Local Councillor Rena Donaghey says the award is truly deserving for all involved:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Pressure mounts for anti-bullying law

first_imgPressure mounts for anti-bullying lawOn 22 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. TUC general secretary John Monks has called for legislation to outlawworkplace bullying following the publication of a report claiming that one in10 people is being bullied at work.Monks said he wants to see the Government clamp down on bullies through adignity at work Bill.The study, backed by the CBI and TUC, was carried by Professor Cary Cooperand Helge Hoel, of Umist.One in four people questioned said they have been bullied in the past fiveyears. It reinforces findings from Personnel Today’s own survey that found atleast four out of 10 organisations do not have an anti-bullying policy. It alsofound HR professionals to be particularly vulnerable, with more than seven outof 10 having experienced bullying. But Richard Wilson, of the Institute of Directors, said framing andimplementing future legislation is fraught with difficulty.”It is going to be very difficult,” he said. “For example,how do you distinguish between times when people do need to be criticised andencouraged to do better, and occasions when people are being treated in anunacceptable fashion?Wilson said he believes the threat of an industrial tribunal is the best wayto deter bullies.”The number of cases taken to industrial tribunals has been increasing.I believe there will be a further significant increase in applications to thembecause of the new rights the Government has brought in for employees.”The survey, Destructive Interpersonal Conflict and Bullying at Work, isbased on a random national survey of 5,300 people from around 70 organisations.It also found that people who are bullied take about six days off sick overa six-month period compared with half that figure for those not being bullied.By Helen read more

Brighton pursues desperate tactics to solve student renting crisis

first_imgThe desperate need for affordable student accommodation in Brighton has forced a housing group to turn to radical, if not desperate measures to help the city’s graduates.Seasalt Housing Co-operative has submitted a planning application to turn a bed and breakfast guesthouse close to the city’s seafront into communally-run, low-cost accommodation for students.The Co-operative is the first in the south of England to take such unusual measures to provide for a University town’s accommodation needs, and is a bid to offer a ‘third way’ between private rented accommodation and halls of residence.Brighton has over 21,500 students attending its university and many more studying at other colleges, but those in the private renting sector face high rents of up to £1,000 a month plus bills, not helped by many former shared houses now being used for Airbnb short-lets.“We are really trying to avoid looking at family houses as there is so much stress on those,” says Sam Orenstein from Seasalt.“I think the way families in Brighton already see students is hostile as there are a lot of students living in what were family houses.”Renting concernsInevitably, a neighbouring guesthouse owner has raised concerns about potential noise from students living in the building, but Orenstein say that, as it would be a co-operative, the people living there would have a longer-term commitment to the property.The application is supported by local MP Caroline Lucas and Green Party councillor Martin Osborne.“The situation for students is not great, many end up at the mercy of the private rented sector, living in unaffordable, overcrowded and often poor-quality housing,” says Osborne (left).“An under-explored alternative is housing which is owned by the students and I believe a student-led housing co-operative in Brighton such as Seasalt could be hugely successful.”Read more about the Brighton rental market.    August 8, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Brighton pursues desperate tactics to solve student renting crisis previous nextHousing MarketBrighton pursues desperate tactics to solve student renting crisisLocal housing co-operative plans to turn an ex guest house on the seafront into affordable student accommodation as other options run out for less wealthy graduates.Nigel Lewis8th August 20190576 Viewslast_img read more

Laura Trott and Jeremy Irons among speakers at Oxford Union

first_img The first female Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova will be hosted at the Union on Thursday, 3rd November at 5pm. She is also the first Eastern-European to govern the organisation, and has campaigned for many years for gender equality and improved education globally. Aged 21, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, and given two years to live. More than fifty years on, he is Director of Research at the Cambridge University Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, most famous for his work with Roger Penrose on Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. He will be speaking on Monday 18 January at 5pm. The full Oxford Union termcard can be found here. With ten Olympic Gold medals between them, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are two of Great Britain’s most successful sportspeople. Trott is the most decorated female Olympian in British history, while Kenny is the joint holder of the highest number of Olympic Golds for a British athlete. They will be visiting the Union on Tuesday 15th November at 5pm. Stephen Hawking, Laura Trott and Jeremy Irons are just some of the big names that will appear at the Oxford Union this term, among an array of politicians, entertainers and other public figures. But amidst the furore of Freshers’ Week and impending essay crises, are you short of time to choose which talks to queue for, and which to skip? If so, fear not; Cherwell has chosen its top six picks out of this term’s Union speakers. Click on the images below to find out more.center_img Jeremy Irons. The Academy Award-winning star of The Lion King, Reversal of Fortune and Brideshead Revisited will speak on Wednesday, 26th October at 8pm. Fresh from his role as Alfred in Batman vs Superman, he is also a goodwill ambassador for the UN. Speaking on Wednesday 23rd November at 8pm, Shami Chakrabarti is the former Director of Liberty, Labour peer and chair of the 2016 inquiry into antisemitism in the Labour Party. She was also a member of the Leveson inquiry. Visiting on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm, George Takei is perhaps best-known as the original Hikaru Sulu of Star Trek. He is a Hollywood Hall of Fame inductee, and won the 2012 LGBT Humanist Award for his work promoting LGBTQIA+ and human rights.last_img read more