OUSU Election Results and Breakdown

first_imgPAUL DWYER ELECTEDFull Time Executive: Vice President (Charities and Communities)To take office in June 2008 for one yearAfter First Round:Jack Welby 1288RON 280JACK WELBY ELECTEDFull Time Executive: Vice President (Graduates)To take office in June 2008 for one yearAfter First Round:Kaushal Vidyarthee 98RON 22KAUSHAL VIDYARTHEE ELECTEDFull Time Executive: Vice President (Women)To take office in June 2008 for one yearAfter First Round:Rachel Cummings 815RON 57RACHEL CUMMINGS ELECTED Part Time Executive: Women’s OfficerTo take office on Saturday, 9th Week Michaelmas 2007 for one yearAfter First Round:Kate Halls 334Katherine Wall 386RON 32KATHERINE WALL ELECTEDPart Time Executive: Graduate Academic Affairs OfficerTo take office on Saturday, 9th Week Michaelmas 2007 for one yearAfter Second Round:Sarah Hutchinson 46Herman Tam 49RON 0HERMAN TAM ELECTEDResults taken from http://www.ousu.org/news/election-results-2007-last-updated-at-04-47Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of any external links. Full Time Executive: PresidentTo take office in June 2008 for one yearAfter Three Rounds, with the following first preferences:Lewis Iwu 1154Olivia Bailey 761Tom Lowe 551Dean Robson 392RON 67LEWIS IWU ELECTEDFull Time Executive: Vice President (Welfare and Equal Opportunities)To take office in June 2008 for one yearAfter First Round:Roseannah McBeath 1111Kat Matfield 599RON 212ROSEANNAH MCBEATH ELECTEDFull Time Executive: Vice President (Access and Academic Affairs)To take office in June 2008 for one yearAfter First Round:Paul Dwyer 1600RON 340last_img read more


Oxford academics urge climate cost redistribution

first_imgTwo Oxford academics have published a paper arguing that rich countries must pay for the introduction of low carbon technology in poorer nations if significant emissions reduction is to be achieved.The paper controversially focuses on “clean-coal” technology, despite the fact that coal is an industry that many argue should be phased out in the drive for emissions reduction. Drs Arunabha Ghosh and Kevin Watkins argue that in the medium term, for which interim climate change targets will be set, this is simply not feasible, and so reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants should be a primary aim.Neil Bowerman, Oxford DPhil student and Executive Director of Climatico, (a group specialising in analysis of climate change policy) fully agrees with the recommendations of the paper, but warns that a focus on “clean coal”, which at full capacity would capture “at maximum 85% of emissions” is “at best a temporary solution and at worst a false distraction” from the more pressing task of reducing overall emissions. Aside from tar sands, coal power is “still the most polluting form of energy we have” and will never be clean enough to serve as a long-term solution.The paper, “Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change – Why Financing to Technology Transfer Matters”, explains that worldwide emissions must halve by 2050 to avoid a global temperature increase of 2°C. By contrast, current estimations show emissions increasing by 45% during this period, with 90% of this growth coming from developing countries. In India alone, it is expected that a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant will be constructed each week, on average, until 2030.Ghosh and Watkins assert that the key to reducing these projections is technological change, yet this is expensive. Unsurprisingly, only rich countries have the money and resources to put low emissions technology into action: the best performing coal power stations in developed nations are 50% more efficient than the average plants in India and China. Developing nations are loath to pay for costly clean technology which would come at the expense of poverty reduction. The investments that are needed are staggering: achieving 45% thermal efficiency by 2030 would cost India $5.2-8.4 billion more than planned per year.Emphasising that climate change is a global problem, that developed countries have had the greatest emissions over time, and that developed countries have the greatest capability to pay, Ghosh and Watkins argue, “Rich countries should finance the full incremental cost of the transition to higher efficiency.” They further explain, “This can be done through the creation of a Low Carbon Technology and Finance Facility to mobilise around $50 billion a year by 2020 through the public purse, with additional amounts leveraged through private investment.” The academics believe that this is the key to a meaningful agreement in the Copenhagen climate conference this December.Mae Penner, Chair of OUSU’s Environment & Ethics Campaign, agreed with the paper’s recommendations, stressing the international nature of the climate change problem. “We in Britain cannot separate our future from that of developing nations whose emissions are set to skyrocket in the next few decades: their ability to become low-carbon will define the future of our shared planet, so it is essential that we offer them as much support as we can.”This view is shared by Alice Heath, University College JCR President, who emphasised that “The blunt truth of climate change is that poorer countries who have emitted virtually no CO2 will suffer the most.”last_img read more



first_imgpassed away on November 22, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Bayonne. She was the youngest child of Michael and Annie O’Brien. She was a graduate of Bayonne School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for many years at Bayonne Hospital and the Jewish Hospital and Rehabilitation Center of Jersey City. She was the wife of the late Frederick Joseph McCarthy. Mother and mother-in-law of Dennis and Diane McCarthy, Valerie and Mitchel Colen, Kathy and Kevin Quinlivan, Patricia McCarthy and friend Tony Esteves, Eileen and Gerald Amedeo, Michael and Christine McCarthy, Robert and Patricia McCarthy. Grandmother of Alison, Meghan, Matthew, Jennifer, Brian, David, Kathleen, Summer, Nicole, Tara, Melissa, Justin, Caitlyn, Joseph, Alexandra, Lauren and Ryan, great- grandmother of Nathan, Madison, Cara, Lauren Mae, John, Joseph, Ava, Kevin, Audrey, James, Eli, Emily, Sara, James, Hope, Ella, Michael, Katie, Alice, Edward, Ben, Aiden, and Austin. Dear sister of the late Mary Koskey, Margaret Carlin, Anna Garrigan, Florence Hundley, John, George, Dennis and Patrick O’Brien. Foster sister of the late Richard Burns and Gerald Bedara. Aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She had been a resident of Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center at Bridgewater for the past three years, cared for and comforted by the doctors, nurses and all the staff. We are especially grateful to her CNAs Jocelyn and Linda. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more