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Chefs Prefer High Oleic Soybean Oil

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 28, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Chefs Prefer High Oleic Soybean Oil Chefs Prefer High Oleic Soybean Oil HAT-Jimmy Sneed for USBSoy checkoff-led trial programs at two restaurants gave chefs a new appreciation and preference for high oleic soybean oil. The checkoff supported case studies at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. The chefs at each restaurant say they saw improved fry life, less residual oil and better-tasting products when using high oleic soybean oil.Mississippi farmer and soy checkoff farmer-leader Jimmy Sneed says these case studies are essential to the future of high oleic soybean oil.“They have used them, they’ve tried them, they’ve tested them and they’ve performed, they’ve met and exceeded our expectation. We look forward to expanding that to more case studies more widely across the restaurant sector.”The results of the case studies were overwhelmingly positive, and the Inn at Virginia Tech has committed to moving forward with high oleic soybean oil.In order for more restaurants to make the switch to this oil, they need to see that farmers can grow an abundant supply of these premium soybeans.To learn more about the benefits and availability of high oleic soybeans for planting on your farm, visit www.soyinnovation.com. SHARE Previous articleHoosier Families honored at Statehouse for Agricultural HeritageNext articleBoosting Soybean Yield by Planting Less. Andy Eubank SHARElast_img read more

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First journalist arrested under new president’s rule

first_img Reports February 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First journalist arrested under new president’s rule RSF learns that M’Membe was detained for several hours on 11 February before being released on bail. He was charged with libel, was due to appear the next day and risked three years in prison. Action was taken against him because of an article in the paper that quoted opposition MP Dipak Patel who called the president a “cabbage.” Patel was also arrested by police and held for several hours. RSF_en ZambiaAfrica RSF today protested to Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa about the arrest of Fred M’Membe, publisher of the privately-owned daily paper The Post, and called on him “as a matter of duty” to “rapidly reaffirm” his support for press freedom by dropping the charges against the journalist. ZambiaAfrica to go further News November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa In a letter to the president, RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard deplored the fact that “after less than two months in office, you have ordered the arrest of a journalist.” He noted that “several international organisations, including the United Nations, have urged heads of state and government to show more tolerance towards criticism and not to prosecute journalists for ‘insults’ or defamation.” Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa March 29, 2020 Find out more Zambia : Outspoken Zambian TV channel suspended for 30 days News News Follow the news on Zambia Receive email alerts Organisation The paper’s management called the moves “a clear act of intimidation originated and executed by frightened people and corrupt regimes shying away from the truth.” M’Membe is also being prosecuted for calling former President Frederick Chiluba a “thief” in an editorial. March 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Turkish court sentences three journalists to life imprisonment

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe February 16, 2018 Turkish court sentences three journalists to life imprisonment Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the sentences of life imprisonment with no possibility of a pardon that an Istanbul court passed on three well-known journalists today, in what has been a terrible day for press freedom in Turkey. Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak received the heaviest possible sentences after being convicted on various charges including “trying to overthrow constitutional order” for criticizing the government during a TV broadcast on the eve of an abortive coup d’état in July 2016. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summitcenter_img Despite their advanced age, the three journalists spent more than a year and half in provisional detention before receiving today’s sentences. A constitutional court decision in January ordering Mehmet Altan’s release was never carried out, in a major blow to the rule of the law. The rights of the defence were repeatedly violated during trial, which RSF observed. to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and the country now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists detained. April 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts “By passing sentences of this severity on the basis of such a weak case, the Turkish judicial system has made a fool of itself in the eyes of the world,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “These sentences are a political reprisal of incredible violence and confirm that the most absolute despotism now reigns in Turkey. They also set a terrible precedent for all the other journalists who are wrongfully accused of involvement in the 2016 coup attempt.” Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Man in court on traffic charges

first_img Google+ News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – December 24, 2009 Man in court on traffic charges Pinterest The man suspected of involvement in the roasd collision whih caused the death of Garda Gary McLoughlin, was discharged from hospital yesterday, and brought to court within hours.24-year-old Martin McDermott appeared before a special sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court on foot of warrants for his arrest.McDermott, of Castlegrove, Raphoe was accused of drink-driving on August, 2008. He was also accused of a public order offence and resisting arrest in Letterkenny on July 7, 2008., and of failing to appear in court in Letterkenny on Janaury 15.He was not charged with any offence relating to the accident on December 16th which resulted in 24-year-old Gda McLoughlin’s death. Gardai are still investigating that incident.Judge Kevin Kilrane remanded McDermott in custody to Castlerea Prison to appear again at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court on December 30.The hearing last evening, during which McDermott was not legally represented, lasted 10 minutes,Gda McLoughlin, a native of Fenagh, near Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, who was stationed in Buncrana, died in Letterkenny General Hospital 24 hours after a red Opel Astra collided head-on with his patrol car. McDermott was detained in the same hospital recovering from injuries until shortly after 11.05 a.m.today when he was discharged before being arrested on the warrants. Previous articleBusinesses urged to review securityNext articleCounty Manager seeks to maintain good local relationship with unions News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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‘Many Lawyers Across The Country Are On Verge Of Starvation’: Letter Petition To CJI Seeks Creation Of An Emergency Fund To Support Them [Read Letter]

first_imgTop Stories’Many Lawyers Across The Country Are On Verge Of Starvation’: Letter Petition To CJI Seeks Creation Of An Emergency Fund To Support Them [Read Letter] Radhika Roy8 April 2020 4:34 AMShare This – xA letter has been addressed to the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, praying for the Supreme Court and Bar Council to take cognizance of the situation wherein independent young advocates are on the verge of starvation due to lack of financial resources. The letter also seeks for the creation of an Emergency Fund as per provisions of Advocates Act, 1961 & Advocates Welfare…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA letter has been addressed to the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, praying for the Supreme Court and Bar Council to take cognizance of the situation wherein independent young advocates are on the verge of starvation due to lack of financial resources. The letter also seeks for the creation of an Emergency Fund as per provisions of Advocates Act, 1961 & Advocates Welfare Scheme, 1998 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.The letter-petition, sent by Advocates Pawan Prakash Pathak and Alok Singh, states that till date there has been more than 4000 positive cases which have been reported in India, along with an approximate count of 114 deaths. Additionally, due to nearly 162 countries steadily going under lockdown, businesses are operating in fear of an impending collapse of global financial markets. Compounded with the sluggish economic growth in the previous year, rising unemployment, interest rates and fiscal deficit, the economy in India has taken a huge dip; rating agencies have also declared the pandemic will be an economic tsunami for India. Accordingly, on 26th March, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a $23 billion package aimed at cushioning the economic disruption. She was joined by the RBI a day later with sharp interest rate cuts and other unconventional measures to make credit available for beleaguered businesses. The letter-petition goes on to request the Supreme Court “the current health situation should not be viewed as some unique or unexpected exogenous crisis, on the contrary, it is very much endogenous to the protracted structural crisis of capitalism along with huge persistent income inequality, unemployment, inaccessibility to proper health care by the working class, inaccessible quality education and other essential services”. On the basis of the same, the letter-petition asserts that Officers of the Court, i.e. Advocates, have been hit by this lockdown and are facing a financial crunch. “…If the lockdown further extends then this poses a serious threat to the life and liberty of the Advocates who have litigation as their only source of income. It’s time that the protector of fundamental and legal rights takes care of this responsibility as one class (Bar and Bench), rather than waiting for State or Union relief fund as they have to take care of other professions and citizens at large”. The fact that the lockdown due to the pandemic has led to the independent young lawyers facing a tough time has been invoked in the letter-petition as they are confined in Delhi with limited load of work, and that this will be followed by the summer vacation break which will further deteriorate their financial situation. “…the situation is getting worse day by worse day by day and we have limited supplies in hand with additional burden of paying for our Rented Accommodation, Food & Medical bills. It is humbly submitted that we are not advocating for the “financial aid” as our “fundamental right” during the current pandemic. Through the instant letter we are only sharing the plight of Young Independent Advocates who are facing the wrath of time.” The letter-petition also highlights the lack of uniformity or equality in policies of State Bar Associations who have come up with various “Financial Aid” schemes for Advocates. It is stated that there is a grey area in regard to those advocates who are left at the mercy of God due to not being registered with any Associations. It is also stated the policies, in particular of that propagated by the Bar Council of Delhi, has divided advocates in different classes and this classification violates the principle of equality due to lack of intelligible differentia. Similar policy has been recommended by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) as well. “That the objective of the instant letter is not to discourage the efforts of the respective State Bar Associations and their intention to fight the crisis of COVID-19. It is humbly submitted that the instant letter only try to convey the plight of Young Independent Advocates who are not associated with any Court Bar Association and still in dire need of financial help from the State Bar or BCI”. The letter-petition alludes to the welfare schemes available for Advocates at State and National levels and that the Advocates Act, 1961 makes a provision for safeguarding the rights, privileges and interest of Advocates on its roll. Section 6(2) of the Advocates Act also calls for the creation of emergency funds for advocates. As all advocates are registered with a State Bar Council of their choice, unlike the voluntary membership of Bar Associations, therefore they are entitled to financial assistance under welfare schemes which have been promulgated under the Act. “It is humbly submitted that the Advocates Act, 1961 provides with the provision for creation of financial fund for Advocates in order to protect their rights, privileges and interest. Therefore, it is humbly prayed that; kindly invoke that power under the Advocate Act, 1961 and create an Emergency Fund for the Young Independent Advocates in need of financial assistance during COVID 19”. SUGGESTIONS ENUMERATED IN THE LETTER-PETITION “A. A dedicated single emergency pool fund may be created with the help of Bar & Bench. B. Bar Council of India has data of all the State Bar Associations, so the BCI can be the managing body for the pool fund and it’s disbursal to the Concerned Advocates in need of financial assistance. C. Question Arises as to who is eligible for “Financial Assistance during COVID-19 situation? Well, the Rules can be laid down by the Learned Members of the Bar, whereas our suggestion to this would be the Parameters like:- i. Advocates who are enrolled with their respective State Bar and their names appeared on the State Roll. ii. Advocates who are practising Independently and not associated with any law firm or drawing salary/stipend from any law firm, Chambers, or through any other source. iii. Income Tax return as a proof of their declared Income, like in our case the total income is less than Rs 2,50,000.00. iv. Advocates who are practising in their respective states and solely dependent upon the litigation as there source of income. v. Self-Attested Affidavit in regard to need of financial assistance during COVID 19 to manage their essential need of food, Accommodation and Medical bills. How we can pool funds: State Bar Associations may contribute, Law firms in India, Advocates who are willing to contribute towards this fund or any other Institutions. Financial Scheme for Advocates:- Monthly or one time Financial Assistance may be provided to the Advocates who are in need of the aid during COVID 19, OR Assistance in form of Loan disbursal for a certain period of time can be provided to the Advocates who will return the Aid money after a fix period of time, once the court reopens along with the reasonable interest and then the Emergency fund can be distributed among various State Bar Associations or BCI may utilise it for legal aid or any other mankind purpose. OR Senior advocates, well settled advocates or the law firms who have contributed towards this fund, their money can be refunded once the Advocates who have availed the financial assistance return aid money, so this will encourage the Advocates, law firms to divert there surplus fund in this emergency fund where after a period of time there fund will be returned along with interest. (Permission for this particular scheme needs assent of RBI)”. The letter-petition ends on a note of stating that advocacy is a noble profession and that for individuals who fight for the rights of others, the pandemic has created a harsh situation, and this requires the urgent intervention of the Apex Court.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter] Next Storylast_img read more

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Hurricane Michael closing in on Florida with 120 mph winds: ‘This storm can kill you’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Hurricane Michael is closing in on the Florida Panhandle, forecast to make landfall as a “monstrous” Category 3 storm with a dangerous storm surge of up to 12 feet, officials said.“You cannot hide from storm surge,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned at a news conference Tuesday. “We can rebuild your house, but we cannot rebuild your life.”“If you have 6 feet of storm surge, you’re out the middle of it, I don’t know how you’re going to survive,” Scott said.“This storm can kill you,” Scott said. “You need to evacuate if you’re ordered to do so.”Michael is now a Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds.The storm is forecast to make landfall near Panama City, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon.Besides the dangerous storm surge, residents should also prepare for torrential rain and major flooding, Scott said, with 4 to 8 inches of rain expected and even 12 inches possible in some areas.Scott called the storm “monstrous,” adding, “We haven’t seen anything like this in the Panhandle in decades.”A hurricane warning is in effect for Florida cities including Tallahassee, Panama City, Apalachicola and Pensacola.Florida State University has closed through Friday and the Pensacola International Airport is set to close Wednesday.At least 32 shelters have already opened in the Sunshine State, officials said.In Carrabelle, Florida, resident Cole Lauzau said she is planning to try riding out the storm at home with her roommate and their dog.They live across the street from a swamp, so Lauzau is bracing for water to rise up to their home.For now, Lauzau is trying to plan ahead, making sure they have enough water, food and sandbags.“We’re a little nervous,” she told ABC News. “If we can possibly ride it out safely, we’re going to try it. And if it gets much worse … we will go.”Warnings are in effect for more than 300 miles of coastline, the National Weather Service said.In Georgia, which will be hit by damaging winds and downed power lines, Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for 92 of his state’s counties.Scott has declared a state of emergency in 35 counties in Florida. President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for Florida, permitting the federal government to provide resources and aid during the dangerous storm.In Alabama, where residents may see massive power outages, high winds and heavy rain, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency statewide.North Carolina and South Carolina will likely see heavy rainfall, which could cause flooding in areas already damaged by last month’s Hurricane Florence. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Windy, dry and hot weather will continue for parts of California

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — There are 23 large wildfires currently burning in California on Tuesday as dry brush and windy and hot conditions have been spreading and fueling the fires.More record highs were broken on Monday in the Bay area as Napa reached 103, San Francisco Airport hit 96 and San Jose peaked at 101.Also, Southern California experienced dry and gusty winds of more than 40 mph on Monday, helping to spread some of the new fires there.Some of the worst conditions will be in southern California where a Red Flag Warning and a Heat Advisory have been issued, including Los Angeles and San Diego.Temperatures could top 100 degrees in parts of inland Los Angeles with coastal areas reaching the 90s.In Northern California, winds are expected to be lighter but dry conditions and temperatures close to 100 degrees will remain all the way to Redding, California and Southern Oregon.Over the next few days, the heat will continue with temperatures in the 100-degree range from Redding down to Burbank where some areas could see a few record highs.A major wind event is not expected in the next few days which should help to fight the fires but the usual localized gusty winds are expected in the canyons and mountains.Elsewhere, a strong cold front is expected to produce some heavy rain with flooding possible for the Northeast on Tuesday night into Wednesday.Some areas in the Northeast could get more than 3 inches of rain and if this rain comes down too fast, some minor flooding will be possible in the urban areas.Finally, a possible Tropical Depression could form in the Northern Caribbean by Friday night into Saturday and, if it becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Gamma.It is too early to tell where it will go after this weekend but some models have it move into the Gulf Coast by next week. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Management buyout at Reapit as founder George Stead retires

first_imgHome » News » Management buyout at Reapit as founder George Stead retires previous nextManagement buyout at Reapit as founder George Stead retiresExisting senior management buy company off founder with help of a billion-dollar global tech giant Accel-KKR.Nigel Lewis9th October 201703,855 Views Agent software provider Reapit has been purchased by its management team from founder George Stead, 74, during a buyout in partnership with global tech investment firm Accel-KKR.George (pictured, below) is to retire and, a spokesperson told The Negotiator, has been planning the move for some time and wanted a younger team to lead the business forward.CEO Gary Barker, Sales Director Simon Whale and Client Services Director Matthew Goddard (pictured, above) say they will now have the financial backing provided by Accel-KKR to “accelerate” Reapit’s leading position within the UK and Australian markets for sales, lettings, property management and client accounts software.“This investment will allow us to significantly scale our development capabilities and deliver new and exciting solutions,” says Gary.“We plan to create new technological and digital innovations that will enable our clients to more effectively grow revenues, save costs and address a continually evolving legislative landscape.“Moreover, it will enable us to build on our already strong, market-leading position.”Reapit founder George SteadIt is a marriage of David and Goliath proportions. Reapit, which was established in 1997 and has many high-profile clients including Countrywide, Savills, Knight Frank, Romans, Marsh & Parsons, CBRE and Winkworth and market-leading positions in the UK and Australia, now has the backing of a $4.3 billion global tech company with offices in the US and London.Reapit was started up by George when he was Managing Director of his own eponymous agency in Fulham, central London. He sold the agency to Savills in 1996 to focus on software.“Accel-KKR has sought to work with management teams who are both clear leaders in their industry and passionate about providing great service and technology to their customers,” says Park Durrett, Managing Director at Accel-KKR.“The demand for Reapit’s uniquely integrated solution across sales, lettings, property management and client accounts has never been stronger.“We look forward to working with the Reapit team to grow and extend its product leadership with the leading estate and letting agencies across the UK and Australia.”gary barker Reapit October 9, 2017Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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V-22 Osprey starts US aircraft carrier tests

first_img View post tag: C-22 Greyhound V-22 Osprey starts US aircraft carrier tests June 14, 2016 Authorities View post tag: US Navy View post tag: V-22 Ospreycenter_img As the over 50 years old C-2 Greyhound prepares for retirement, U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) operational tests for the V-22 Osprey aircraft June 12.A V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 is being tested and evaluated as it is scheduled to become the singular logistics platform on an aircraft carrier for future carrier on-board delivery operations.“These operations present an opportunity for our flight crews to gain experience landing on an aircraft carrier as opposed to landing on an amphibious ship,” said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Brett Hart, VMX-1 executive officer. “It allows us to become accustomed to a different set of operating procedures, and additionally allows Air Department Sailors on board Carl Vinson to become accustomed to landing and handling tilt rotor aircraft.”Since the Osprey is still a new platform for aircraft carriers, there were some things the flight deck crew had to be mindful of.“I would encourage flight deck personnel to be aware of the extreme downwash that the V-22 generates,” said Hart.“As we phase out the C-2s and start implementing the V-22s during this evaluation phase, this is the first time our Sailors have had a chance to directly deal with a new aircraft,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Trell Matthias, an aircraft director assigned to Carl Vinson’s Air Department, V-1 Division.Northrop Grumman’s C-2 Greyhound has served as the U.S. Navy’s carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) aircraft, providing critical logistics support since 1964. The C-2 was capable of delivering a payload of up to 10,000 pounds with a cabin that accommodated both cargo and passengers. Similarly to the V-22, the Grumman C-2 Greyhound also had folding wings.Carl Vinson is currently underway conducting command assessment of readiness and training (CARAT) II off the coast of Southern California. View post tag: aircraft carrier Back to overview,Home naval-today V-22 Osprey starts US aircraft carrier tests Share this articlelast_img read more

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Allegations of racism made against Christ Church Porters

first_imgChrist Church Porters have been accused of racially discriminatory conduct towards students at Oxford University. The reported behaviour by a number of porters has led one member of the College to complain that they have been “seemingly outright racist”.In one incident after matriculation on October 18th, a porter asked a group of black students attempting to enter the college whether they were “construction workers”. The students were allowed to enter only after one of them, Field Brown, an African American native of Mississippi and Rhodes Scholar at the college, showed his bod card.Paul Amayo, a Kenyan Rhodes Scholar completing a DPhil in Engineering at Linacre, was another of the students involved. He told Cherwell, “I thought it was quite rude and disrespectful not only to assume but to ask us (who were invited guests to the college) that, specifically as Field had been in Christ Church for over two weeks at that moment and regularly went in and out for meals there.“Even if he was not remembered, the comment about working there was completely unnecessary and only happened because all three of us were black, the people who went before us were not asked any such questions.”Brown, meanwhile, remarked, “Although there was no malicious intent in the porter’s question, it felt like I had not left Mississippi. I cannot escape the skin I’m in. Even in Oxord, a lot of people are still just going to see you as black.”In the early evening on the same date, Brown took four other guests, three of them of Hispanic appearance, to visit Christ Church’s fabled Tom Quad and take pictures at Mercury Fountain. Before long, a porter asked to see the students’ bod cards. Mr Brown obliged and explained that the others were his guests.However in a tone that Mr Brown described as “firm and intimidating”, the porter insisted the guests leave, as “visiting hours are over.” Though Mr Brown had intended to take his guests to the College bar or buttery, the porter maintained that “you have to be a student of Christ Church” to remain in the College.”The College’s Regulations (known as the “Blue Book”) do not prohibit members from bringing their guests into the College. On the contrary, “members of the House and their bona fide guests” are explicitly permitted in the Undercroft Bar and Buttery. Against the backdrop of “numerous occasions” upon which College porters have asked Mr Brown, but not his white colleagues, to show identification, the Rhodes scholar described the experience as “dehumanising”.Referring to tough Arizona laws requiring immigrants in the US state to carry their registration papers at all times, Brown said, “ I gained an insight into how Hispanic people in Arizona feel about those laws.”Alex Diaz, a Latino American Rhodes scholar at New College, who was one of Field Brown’s guests, was circumspect. He commented, “I do not know what was behind the porter’s request for us to leave Christ Church. It very well could have been race, or it could have been a whole host of other reasons.“With that said, I studied unconscious prejudice during undergrad, and can easily see how implicit bias may have coloured his decision to target us and ask us to leave.”He added, “Being a Latino in the United States, I know firsthand the feeling of alienation and have been on the receiving end of demeaning comments such as ‘are you even a citizen’ and much worse. The incident at Christ Church pales in comparison to what I (and am sure Field) have been through, but it was still humiliating to feel as if we didn’t belong at this university.”Three days later, Mr Brown brought two guests to visit his College. Both were white women on vacation from the United States. Neither visitor had ever previously been to Oxford. Though the women were allowed entry, the Christ Church scholar himself was again asked to show his Bod card. It was “confirmation”, said Brown, “that something’s wrong.”Rhiana Gunn-Wright and Ayo Odutayo, co-convenors of the Black Rhodes Scholars Association, remarked, “While we were not with Field during the events specified, we share his hurt and outrage.”They added, “No student at Oxford should be treated differently based on their race and ethnicity or any other aspect of their identity.”Responding to allegations of discriminatory behaviour, the Very Revd. Prof. Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, commented, “We are sorry that some members of the University appear to have felt it inappropriate to be asked to show their University cards. At the beginning of any academic year, it is normal practice for our Custodians and Porters to ask to see proof of identity on a regular basis for the first month or so.“This is an especially busy time for tourism, and there are still large numbers of visitors walking around. As a newcomer to Christ Church myself, I have also been asked to show my ID on entry on several occasions, and I applaud the thorough and professional approach taken by our porters and custodians.“Our staff are drawn from a very wide range of ethnic backgrounds. They do a superb job in welcoming students, visitors, tourists and worshippers from all over the world.”Mary Eaton, Registrar at Rhodes House, stated, “The Rhodes Trust abhors racism in all its forms. We have spoken to Field and understand his concerns about these incidents. We urge all parties to come together to seek resolution.”Brown was also conciliatory. He stressed that he did not wish to “demonise” his College, commenting, “I have enjoyed 98 per cent of my time there and have never had a problem with any of the students.”last_img read more