The union organised a “rally” to beheld outside the College at 1pm on Wednesday 3 April. The exact reasons for his suspension were not revealed to Cherwell. The UCU alleged the charges were false, and also linked the suspension to the “recent overwhelming vote of no confidence in the Principal by Ruskin College UCU branch.” The Chair of Ruskin College UCU Desmond McDermott told Cherwell: “The meeting is part of the campaign to reinstate Dr Lee Humber who is a member of Ruskin College UCU branch and a trade union representative.” Founded in 1899, Ruskin College is an independent educational institution affiliated to the university. The Unirsity and College Union (UCU) organised a rally following the suspension of their representative at Ruskin College, Dr Humber on Monday 1 April by the Principal of Ruskin College, Paul Di Felice. “The issues referred to are not connected and, as they relate to internal matters, the College has no further comment to make on this.” In their press release, the UCU stated: “[the suspension] comes at a time when Ruskin College is supposed to be celebrating its 120th anniversary as a college that has strong links with the labour and trade union movement in Britain and internationally. The Business Development Manager at Ruskin, Nicki O’Shea,told Cherwell: “Further to the press release from thelocal branch of UCU, Ruskin College would like to clarify that the informationcontained therein is factually incorrect and represents the views of a smallpercentage of college staff. Members of Oxford’s Socialist Worker’s Party turned out to support the reinstatement. “UCU is calling for the immediate reinstatement of Dr Lee Humber and for the bogus charges against Lee to be dropped.”
Mesut Ozil has refused to take a 12.5 percent pay cut at Arsenal. Mesut Ozil’s agent has urged Premier League stars to reject the pay cut The midfielder, 31, is the highest-paid player at the Emirates on a whopping £350,000-per-week. Arsenal confirmed on Monday that the first-team squad and Mikel Arteta will take a cut due to the coronavirus outbreak. But Ozil has not accepted the agreement as he did not want to rush into a decision. Ozil’s wages work out at £18.2m a year, which means his income will fall by £2.3m. Arsenal are likely to continue talks are set to continue with Ozil. The German is one of three stars who have decided against taking the pay cut. It is understood that Ozil wants to see the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic before he parts with his wages. He has made it clear he may be willing to do it in the future and has respect for the decisions made by his team-mates. It is thought the former Real Madrid star is open to deferring even more than the 12.5 per cent pay cut that has been agreed. Loading… Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut refused to comment after calling for Premier League stars to not accept the pay cut. He said: “I wouldn’t recommend agreeing a cut today because I don’t know tomorrow if the league will be played, if clubs will get TV and sponsorship money. “What the exact financial impact is on the clubs, we can see three to six months later – but we can’t see it today. “Deferral is an option but not to agree a cut today when the clubs may still make the same profit as last year. “When politicians tell players to do their part, it’s a distraction because they can’t even protect NHS staff. “It’s east to target these ‘greedy’ Premier League players – but many players do so much for charity.” According to reports, Arsenal will repay the 12.5 per cent losses back to the players in full if they qualify for the Champions League in the next two seasons. But will be hit by the full 12.5 per cent if they do not qualify for Europe. The club statement said: “We are pleased to announce that we have reached a voluntary agreement with our first-team players, head coach and core coaching staff to help support the club at this critical time. read also:Iwobi: Ozil is wrongly portrayed in the media “The move follows positive and constructive discussions. In these conversations there has been a clear appreciation of the gravity of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and a strong desire for players and staff to show their backing for the Arsenal family.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World
The Spaniard has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks and the Latics’ relegation from the Premier League – despite also winning the FA Cup – has led to increased speculation about his future. Whelan said Thursday was ‘D-day’ for Martinez, but he remained hopeful that not only would the 39-year-old stay, but also agree a contract extension. “We have had a constructive meeting today and Roberto wants 24 hours to speak to his wife and decide what he wants to do,” he said. “He needs a bit of time, which I think is fair, and tomorrow we will know – it is decision day.” Martinez, who has 12 months left on his existing contract, has been one of the front-runners for the vacant Everton job following David Moyes’ move to Manchester United. However, Tony Pulis’ departure from Stoke on Tuesday would give him another Premier League option while confirmation Manuel Pellegrini and his coaching staff are leaving Malaga could raise the possibility of him returning to his homeland. But there is also a chance Martinez, who has previously turned down Aston Villa and was on Liverpool’s short-list to succeed Kenny Dalglish last summer, will remain at the DW Stadium and try to get the club back into the Premier League at the first attempt. “I told him exactly as I saw it: his future for the next two years lies with Wigan Athletic,” added Whelan. “If he wants to opt out of his contract and go then there is a bit of compensation to be paid but I hope that won’t be the case. “I hope he will extend his contract. As I see it there are two (Premier League) clubs available and does each club want him? “We are talking about Roberto for the whole of Europe. I am not sure which club or the other has approached him but I am sure the club which will approach him will be bigger than Wigan. I hope he stays but tomorrow I will be able to tell you.” Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is to decide his future in the next 24 hours, according to chairman Dave Whelan. Press Association
DES MOINES — As so many Iowans are dealing with excess water lately due to flooding, we’re reminded the resource is precious and not to waste it.Residents in towns where water treatment plants have shut down already know the value of fresh, clean water. Don Tormey, spokesman for the Iowa Utilities Board, says we should all check our homes for sources of drips to save water — and money.“Nearly one trillion gallons of water is wasted each year in the U.S. through minor residential drips and leaks,” Tormey says. “That’s equal to the total water used by more than 11 million homes.”A federal report finds 10 percent of homes have leaks that drain more than 90 gallons a day, typically through worn toilet flappers, faulty valves and dripping faucets.“According to the EPA, a faucet that drips once per second leaks 3,000 gallons a year and an average household leak can lead to 10,000 gallons of lost water annually,” Tormey says. “That’s a lot of water.”He suggests you check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water was used. A change in the meter reading indicates you could have a leak and there are a few ways you can check.“You can place a drop of food coloring in a toilet tank to check for leaks. Without flushing, wait 10 minutes to see if any color appears in the bowl. If it does, you have a leak,” Tormey says. “You can check your faucet handles, gaskets and fittings for signs of water outside the pipe that could indicate a leak. Also, if you have an irrigation systems, you should check that each spring.”Learn more about leaks and water conservation at the website: www.epa.gov/watersense.