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Oxford remembers Stephen Hawking

first_imgOxford is today paying tribute to the world-renowned physicist and former student, Professor Stephen Hawking.The 76 year-old died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours ofWednesday morning, his family said.Hawking arrived at Oxford aged 17, where he studied natural sciences at University College. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1962, he went on to gain a Masters and a PhD at Cambridge.Prof Hawking became one of the world’s leading scientists, whose most notable work led tosignificant scientific developments in the understanding of black holes and relativity. He also wrote several popular science books, including the bestselling A Brief History of Time, which has sold over 10 million copies since first being published in 1988.Hawking achieved all this despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease while a student, eventually meaning he had to use a wheelchair and communicate using a computerised voice.University College are flying their flag at half-mast today, in memory of their former student. In a statement posted on their website, the College said: “It is with great sadness that College notes the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking – Univ OM (1959, Physics) and Honorary Fellow … our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.”The flag @UnivOxford at half mast today pic.twitter.com/qOEcwLIfle— Tamsin Mather (@tamsinmather) March 14, 2018Univ’s JCR President, Maninder Singh Sachdeva told Cherwell: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Prof Stephen Hawking, and as members of Univ, I think we all feel a great sense of pride to think that Hawking started his academic career here.”Sachdeva also noted how the legacy of Prof Hawking remains important to Univ students today. He said: “[Univ students] have been and will continue to be inspired by the work, determination and passion he displayed during his lifetime. I do not think that Hawking will ever be gone in our eyes, whether we study his scientific discoveries in our degrees, use his words as motivation in our lives, or relive his journey, we have all been touched by his life in one way or another.”The University have also paid tributes to Prof Hawking. In a tweet, they said: “We’re very proud to call Stephen Hawking an alumnus of Oxford, and enormously saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with his family. He reminded us all to “be curious”, for there is “always something you can do and succeed at”.”Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and professor of Computer Science at Oxford, said: “We have lost a colossal mind and a wonderful spirit. Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.”A condolences book will be opened at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where Prof Hawking worked.last_img read more

Millennials confident but chronically stressed about money

first_imgA majority of millennials (84%) are confident in their ability to manage their finances while 41% are “chronically stressed” about money, according to the latest report by Bank of America in collaboration with USA Today.In a statement, Andrew Plepler, executive, Global Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of America commented, “Even though millennials are confident about money and focused on their finances, they’re still experiencing a great deal of stress. That’s due in part to factors out of their control – a volatile global economy, a changing job market and, to some extent, the student debt they’ve taken on.”Plepler emphasized that it is important for millennials to focus in they can control such as their level of financial knowledge and awareness during uncertainty.“This survey indicates there may be room for more effective financial management efforts that make it easier for millennials to take greater control of their finances, and hopefully alleviate some of the stress they feel,” said Plepler. continue reading » 60SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NAFCU announces new 2019-2020 board

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU yesterday announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors, on the opening day of its 52nd Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in New Orleans.“This is an exciting time for NAFCU and the credit union industry,” said Jeanne Kucey, NAFCU’s board chair and president and CEO of JetStream Federal Credit Union. “I look forward to building upon a successful 2019 and working alongside my board colleagues as NAFCU continues to advocate on behalf of the credit union industry and its 117 million members.”NAFCU officers for 2019-2020 are:​Jeanne Kucey, chair and Southern Region Director – president and CEO of JetStream Federal Credit Union in Miami Lakes, Fla.;Debra Schwartz, vice chairman and Director-at-Large – president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union in San Diego, Calif.;Thomas W. DeWitt, treasurer and Western Region Director – president and CEO of State Farm Federal Credit Union in Bloomington, Ill.; andlast_img read more

Baždarević at a Charity Match in Željezno Polje

first_imgA charity match between veterans of the FC Sarajevo and veterans of Željezno Polje was played yesterday in Željezno Polje, Žepče Municipality.The match was attended by the coach of the national football team of BiH Mehmed Baždarević, who was welcomed by the youngest residents of Željezno Polje.“This is a huge thing for me because, if I could, I would give everything I have just to give these people back everything they have lost. I am happy to see this many people here and if my arrival means something, I am also happy for that,” Baždarević said.Baždarević added that precisely children are his motivation in life.“When I attend events like this one, it is usually because of the children. whether there will be another Džeko among them or not, I do not know. What matters is that they are happy on the field and that is what motivates me in my life,” Baždarević added.Prior to the match, Baždarević handed over football balls to the youngsters, and representatives of Željezno Polje presented him with a letter of thanks and an appropriate gift.(Source: klix.ba/photo: avaz.ba)last_img read more

Date announced for 2019 Tour of the Peace

first_img“Cyclists will be picked up from Beatton Park and driven out to Dinosaur Lake where they can ride the Peace Valley and tour the Peace Country for 151 kms. The tour will be broken into four stages and riders will be given the option of doing it solo or having a team for each leg.”Registration for the event will begin on April 1, 2019.For more information and updates, you can visit the Tour of the Peace Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A date for the 2019 edition of Tour of the Peace has been announced.This year’s event is set to take place on August 17, 2019.In a post on the Event’s Facebook page, Organizers say this year’s goal is to take type one diabetes to type none, and have decided to switch things up a bit this year with the ride/walk/run based in Beatton Provincial Park.- Advertisement -Organizers say walkers will be treated to the beauty of Beatton Park, with family activities to follow at Charlie Lake.“Walkers will be treated to a beautiful nature walk through picturesque Beatton Park followed by fun family activities at the lake. Runners will be given a choice of a fun 10 km trail run or a challenging 20 km trail marathon. Hey when you’re done, even a dip in Charlie Lake will feel great!”For cyclists, Organizers say they will be picked up at Beatton Park and driven to Dinosaur Lake where they will start the 151 Kilometre Tour of the Peace, finishing at Beatton Park.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgTwo men have appeared in court in Scotland accused of the racially aggravated murder of a 57-year-old Donegal man.Asif Rehman, 20, and Adel Ishaq, 19, are alleged to have attacked William McKeeney near his home in Melville Street, Pollokshields, in Glasgow on 15 January.Mr McKeeney, 57, a truck driver who was originally from Malin Head in Inishowen, later died in hospital. At the High Court in Glasgow, both accused denied murdering Mr McKeeney.It is alleged that Mr Rehman and Mr Ishaq caused Mr McKeeney to fall to the ground and repeatedly punched, kicked, stamped and jumped on his head and body.The area in which he was living was a predominantly Asian community.In court, Mr Rehman admitted killing Mr McKeeney by causing him to fall to the ground and repeatedly kicking him on the head and body, under deletion of the racial aggravation element of the charge.However, this plea to the reduced charge of culpable homicide was rejected by the court.Mr Rehman denies attempting to defeat the ends of justice by changing his clothing before returning to Melville Street.Mr Ishaq is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by giving clothing and footwear to Umar Nisar Bhatti, who destroyed them by setting them on fire and by attempting to induce Bashir Ahmed to give him £500 so that he could flee Glasgow.He denies all the charges against him.The court was told that the Crown is not ready for trial and a further preliminary hearing was set for next month.TWO MEN APPEAR IN COURT CHARGED WITH BEATING INISHOWEN MAN TO DEATH IN RACIST ATTACK was last modified: May 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GlasgowMalin Headmurderedwilliam mckeeneylast_img read more