The Iffley Open House (IOH) occupiers claim to now be squatting in a University-owned building, following their eviction from the Volkswagen garage owned by Wadham College in which they had been living.Today the group secured the power station at Osney Island, an unoccupied space owned by Oxford University, which they claim has been left “unutilised” for several years. The building was used as a physics faculty by Oxford in the 1970s, but has stood empty now for seven years. The space had reportedly been considered for use by the University’s Said Business School. In a press release IOH said that they “hope to stay for two months, and work with local residents to create a safe space which is just as successful as the original Iffley Open House”.Oxford University said in a statement to Cherwell: “30 people moved into the Old Power Station building owned by the University of Oxford. Around 20 of them are homeless and are using it as a squat after vacating a former car showroom from which they had been given notice to quit. “Ten volunteers working with the homeless are thought to have joined them. The University sympathises with the plight of these homeless people who need somewhere safe to live and has been speaking with their representatives about how to resolve the situation.”IOH squatters were given notice from Wadham two weeks ago that they would have to leave the old VW garage owned by the college by yesterday. This notice came despite tthe group’s claim that in January the leaseholders of the ground floor of the building, the Mid-Counties Co-Operative, had negotiated a lease to allow the squatters to stay until 10 April.Since New Year’s Eve the group had being using the building to house up to 20 homeless people. They had been providing cooked meals and washing facilities, as well as skills to help the residents find new work.Oxford University students, including the ‘Hertford for the Homeless’ campaign, have worked alongside local volunteers to aid IOH’s homeless residents. Students today assembled in Radcliffe Square to take photos to express their solidarity with the project.IOH say that since opening the shelter, two residents have been rehoused, one has been accepted into University, a further two have started new jobs, and several others are awaiting responses from job applications.Sandra Phillips, an IOH voluntee, said: “We fully intend to respect the Power Station and the surrounding community for as long as we stay here, we hope match the level of understanding and support that we’ve received at Iffley Road“Ultimately, this is about providing housing for those who need it most – and we truly believe that the residents of Oxford believe in this cause as much as we do”
Press Association Administrative issues mean Lassana Diarra will not be adding West Ham to a CV which includes Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea. However, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce confirmed after the 0-0 draw at Southampton that the France international would not be arriving at Upton Park. “I have to say we have waited and we have negotiated for weeks to get the right deal and now we’ve got it, we find we can’t get the right paperwork and the right clearance, so we have wasted his time and our time,” he said. “On the basis of the situation we’re in right now, he would have been a very crucial player for us between now and the end of the season.” The France international has been without a club since making an acrimonious departure from Lokomotiv Moscow in August and has not played in almost nine months. Diarra reportedly refused to train for the Russian club following a bust-up with manager Leonid Kuchuk and has recently been working with West Ham ahead of prospective move.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound.With confirmed viral cases still elevated in much of the nation and businesses under continued pressure, many employers appear reluctant or unable to hire. Even counting the hiring of the past three months, the economy has now recovered only about 42% of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic-induced recession, according to the Labor Department’s jobs report released Friday.The unemployment rate did decline in July from 11.1% to 10.2%, though that still exceeds the highest rate during the 2008-2009 Great Recession.The acceleration of the viral outbreak that began in late June more than doubled the daily U.S. confirmed case count by mid-July, though the rate of new reported cases has since declined. The outbreaks have led many states and cities to close bars and other businesses for a second time and have dampened confidence, causing many consumers to continue limiting their shopping, traveling, eating out and gathering in crowds.July’s job gain was much lower than June’s 4.8 million and May’s 2.7 million jobs, both of which were revised slightly.The economy is struggling to emerge from the devastating recession that caused the economy to shrink at a nearly 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the worst quarterly fall on record. Employers slashed their work forces, consumers cut spending and corporations pulled back on investment and expansion.The economy has since started to grow again, and many economists have forecast a solid rebound in the July-September quarter, though not nearly enough to offset the second quarter’s dizzying fall.
Girls Golf Rocks! That’s the message from a group of girl golfers who want to inspire others to follow them into the sport.Twelve members of the Essex County Girls squad have been trained as leaders and mentors for the project to promote the sport with the help of four local golf clubs.Their message is that golf is a fun and sociable game, with health benefits and a competitive edge – and they want other girls to join in. Their recent photoshoot (image © Leaderboard Photography) for the campaign poster shows that golf can be anything but fuddy-duddy.The Girls Golf Rocks campaign tees off with a big taster session in April at each of the four clubs taking part – Little Channels, Crowlands Heath, Playgolf Colchester and The Rayleigh Club. Three county squad girls will be helping out at each club.Following the taster sessions, when local schoolchildren will be welcomed by the PGA professionals, there will be a four-week structured coaching programme provided by the clubs, with the county girl players mentoring the newcomers.The finale will be a competition on the par three course at Channels GC in May, where new young players will enjoy playing holes with their mentors, benefiting from their experience and encouragement on the course.The project is being led by the Golf Foundation and supported by England Golf and Active Essex.Katie Moggan, Regional Development Officer for the Golf Foundation, said: “The Essex County Girls really do deserve great credit for launching Girls’ Golf Rocks and it is very much their project. As young, athletic players who love this game, and who exhibit a great sense of fun when playing golf, you really couldn’t find better ambassadors for this sport.“In terms of breaking down the barriers for new girl golfers, these county players really ‘get it’. They know how to encourage new players and I am sure they will be excellent mentors for young people coming into these clubs.”The project will be directly linked to the national ‘This Girl Can’ promotional campaign on TV and other media (www.thisgirlcan.co.uk) which aims to inspire more women and girls to enjoy exercise. See more also on Twitter at #thisgirlgolfs.Katie praised Lauren Spray, Women and Girls Participation Manager for England Golf, Helen Tarttelin, Essex County Development Officer, Louella Hitchcock, Essex County Captain, and Wendy Cook, County Junior Girls Organiser for Essex, for their “brilliant work” in the organisation for a project which, if successful, may well be tried in other regions of the country. 23 Mar 2015 Girls Golf Rocks is set to inspire new players
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