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“Once I moved to a different college to finish my PhD, I learnt they hadn’t made any changes, which was concerning because a lot of students were vulnerable.” “The College cannot otherwise comment on matters concerning individual past members of staff. “Of these, 45 universities said they had used NDAs but not all of them disclosed full details, meaning it is hard to determine the true scale and this is an underestimate.” She spoke with senior staff about her concerns over failure to follow suicide prevention measures, breaches of confidentiality, and mishandling of sexual assault reports. She told the BBC: “I was bullied into keeping quiet and all my concerns were dismissed or shouted down. They treated me like dirt. The BBC says: “All but two of the 136 universities contacted responded, with varying degrees of transparency owing to data protection concerns or claims of confidentiality. Since 2016, 45 universities have spent over £1.3 million on silencing students’ complaints of “sexual assault, bullying, and poor teaching”, according to new information obtained by the BBC. Tiziana Scaramuzza, a former DPhil candidate at Oriel College, was paid to support student welfare while completing her law degree. “Yet, when it comes to sexual assault cases, members of the senior staff appear to want to stifle allegations in order to preserve the college’s reputation, even at the cost of endangering students by allowing those they acknowledge have engaged in unacceptable behaviour to remain on campus and only receive minor punishments, rather than face the repercussions of a scandal. Oriel needs to do better.” This comes amid new reports that nearly a third of universities have used NDAs to suppress student complaints since 2016. These are legally binding contracts that restrict the sharing of information. An ex-peer supporter at Oriel College told Cherwell: “Oriel’s welfare provisions are very contradictory. There is a dedicated team of both staff and students who take welfare very seriously – particularly peer supporters and the college chaplain who acts as a member of welfare staff. After submitting suggestions on improvements to safeguarding measures, Scaramuzza was offered “a £5,000 settlement with an NDA to sever ties.” A former welfare officer at Oriel College told Cherwell she was paid £5000 and signed an NDA to “sever ties” with the college after raising concerns about the mishandling of welfare complaints. Former universities minister Chris Skidmore responded to the findings saying: “This is nothing short of an abuse of power. I have spoken against the use of NDAs on staff, but it is staggering that some universities have used them against students.” Scaramuzza has since started ‘Do Better Academia’, a website for victims who feel universities have not adequately handled complaints. It is a platform to share stories and get in contact with journalists in order to hold academic institutions accountable. “It was completely inappropriate. They treated me like an inconvenience, like I was the problem, instead of dealing with the problem.” Cases revealed include a student at the University of West London being threatened with expulsion if she “made a fuss.” She took legal action, which resulted in a settlement in which she received £1000 as compensation and signed an NDA. “We can confirm that we conducted a thorough investigation into our welfare provision in 2013 and continue to strive to provide a high level of support to our students and staff. The College takes the welfare of students and staff very seriously. We currently have several members of staff, external doctors and counsellors providing welfare support.” The BBC’s new figure of £1.3 million was acquired the data under Freedom of Information laws, and calls the numbers “an underestimate.” In 2019, the BBC uncovered that UK universities spent £87m on “gagging orders” for staff since 2017, to stop “bullying, discrimination and sexual misconduct allegations becoming public.” Oriel College told Cherwell: “Ms Scaramuzza was employed as a Junior Dean at Oriel College from 1st Sept 2012 28th February 2013. She says: “There is a culture of impunity and [universities] know that they can get away with mishandling complaints or actively perpetrating wrongdoing and then cover it up.”
CVPS Cow Power” links farms, renewables and customersCentral Vermont Public Service customers who want to support renewable energy and Vermont dairy farms have a new energy choice — CVPS Cow Power”. The Vermont Public Service Board has approved CVPS Cow Power”, which is intended to help promote development and reliance on renewable energy in Vermont by creating a market for energy generated by burning methane from cow manure.By enrolling in CVPS Cow Power”, customers will help support Vermont dairy farms that develop generators that run on methane from cow manure, renewable generation in the region, or incentives to farmers to get into the business.In addition to PSB approval, CVPS Cow Power has received the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Commissioners Choice Seal of Quality. CVPS Cow Power will be offered to customers for energy used starting Sept. 1, and bills rendered Oct. 1, but customers can sign up now. Want more information? Check out www.cvps.com(link is external).Customers may choose to buy 25 percent, 50 percent, or all of their electricity through CVPS Cow Power”. Customers who choose CVPS Cow Power” will be charged an extra 4 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using 500 kWh per month who choose to receive 25 percent of their power under the Cow Power rider would pay only $5 a month more. At 100 percent, the charge would be $20 per month.For every kilowatt-hour requested by customers and provided by a Vermont farm, CVPS will pay the farmer the market price for energy plus the CVPS Cow Power” charge of 4 cents for the environmental benefits of the energy.Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport will be the first farm to provide energy through CVPS Cow Power”, although several other farms are investigating the program. Blue Spruce has 1,400 cattle, enough to produce 1.75 million kWh a year.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Renhang Qui is charged with burglary, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. His alleged accomplice, Cong Xu, had to be hospitalized following his arrest.Two Brooklyn men accused of a burglary in New Hyde Park that ended with the shooting of a Nassau County police officer both pleaded not guilty at separate arraignments Thursday.Both were ordered held without bail and are due back in court Monday.The duo, 21-year-old Cong Xu and 22-year-old Renhang Qiu, were charged with burglary, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.Xu, who was also charged with attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly shot 32-year-old Third Precinct officer Mohit Arora in the right hip, was arraigned at a hospital, where he’s being treated for an injury to his ear.Arora underwent surgery Wednesday morning and was recovering at the hospital. He was listed in stable condition.Arora was among the first officers to respond to the Campbell Street home after the home owners became startled by noises in the house and dialed 911. Xu and Qiu were exiting the house when police arrived and “thought they would surrender,” a police spokesman said.But the two men fled the scene instead, and as they were running, Xu allegedly turned back toward police and fired several rounds under his shoulder, striking Arora in the abdomen, police said. It was unclear how many shots were fired, but the officers returned fire, police said.Arora underwent surgery Wednesday morning and was recovering at the hospital. He was listed in stable condition.Officers chased Xu through a nearby schoolyard and eventually apprehended him on Flower Lane and Nugent Street, police said. Qiu was nabbed on Lakeville Road and Sylvia Lane.Xu, who suffered an injury to his ear, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment, police said.“I commend Officer Arora and responding officers who swiftly arrested the perpetrators while protecting our residents,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, adding that he met with the officer in the hospital.The motive for the home invasion is still under investigation, though police “believe this wasn’t random, that they were targeted,” the spokesman said. Police did not say if the pair knew the victims. Nothing was taken from the house.The incident shocked nearby residents, many of whom were awakened by sounds of gunfire.Joe Owens, who has lived on Nugent Street for 50 years, described several loud shots—“bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,” he said—but thought they were firecrackers.“Never in a million years [are you] thinking they were gunshots,” he said.Qiu will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead, but a date hasn’t been announced. Xu will make his first court appearance when he’s healthy enough to do so.
Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:*Happy Memorial Day weekend! We’re taking time this weekend to honor all those who died while serving in the US Armed Forces. And to all our veterans and their families, we thank you for your service to our country!Re-examine low-income designation to mitigate recession riskby CHRIS TISSUE, CUCOLLABORATELow-income credit unions (LICU) have benefits that help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 recession while helping to serve members who need support the most. If you are not aware of where your credit union currently stands in attaining this designation, reach out to your examiner and review your AIRES file to see how close you are. (read more)Now is our time to win the war for talentby JILL NOWACKI, HUMANIDEIYou can’t interview candidates face-to-face … It isn’t clear how deep this recession will go … In-person training opportunities are no longer available … What a perfect time to build your team! (read more)52 Places, Virtuallyby PAIGE MCCLANAHAN and DEBRA KAMIN, THE NEW YORK TIMESWhen we published our list of 52 places to visit in 2020 three months ago, no one could have guessed how much our world would change. And now, given our stay-at-home circumstances, we’d like to invite you on a series of virtual journeys: You can wander into the belly of an Egyptian pyramid, explore the house where Mozart was born, or fly over the rocky peaks of Glacier National Park. (read more) ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details
Jan 30, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Keeping the taps flowing, the lights glowing, and food on the shelves may be a higher priority than caring for the ill during an influenza pandemic, the United Nations’ coordinator for avian and pandemic flu has said.”It may be more important to concentrate on the essentials of life for those who are living than it is to focus on the treatment of those who are sick,” said David Nabarro, as quoted in a Jan 28 Reuters report following a pandemic simulation exercise.The simulation focused on what might happen in one European country 40 days into a pandemic, according to Reuters and a Jan 29 story by TurkishPress.com. The exercise, run in connection with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, revealed preparedness gaps.”It is only as governments have begun to do simulations that countries are realizing they are nowhere near prepared for the kind of damage this does,” TurkishPress.com quoted Nabarro as saying. “If we do not all work together effectively and get properly prepared, we will be badly hit by that pandemic.”Every government now has a preparedness plan, according to Nabarro’s remarks as quoted by the Turkish Web site. Other parts of society must be involved as well, however. Governmental groups, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and media have “real potential for synergies and coordination,” he added.The UN is examining fixed partnerships with key groups, including businesses, to respond to a pandemic, Nabarro said.”The focus on business is important,” Reuters quoted Nabarro as saying. “They have skills and can do things that governments cannot.”Communications will also be important, he added. One idea: The UN is contemplating using “flu-casters” operating in a World Health Organization bunker to broadcast flu updates much as television weather forecasters predict conditions.
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One of the new cases was detected in the capital New Delhi, while the other was in the southern state of Telangana, the government said in a statement.The patients had a travel history from Italy and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, respectively, the statement said. Both patients were stable and being closely monitored.In Italy, the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak had risen to 34, five more than a day earlier, officials said on Sunday.The coronavirus, which was identified in China late last year, has quickly spread to dozens of countries, claiming nearly 3,000 lives and disrupting global business supply chains.India is the world’s second most heavily populated country after China. The government has advised Indians to refrain from non-essential travel to the worst affected countries, including China, South Korea, Iran and Italy.US intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources told Reuters last week, warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak. Topics : India reported two more cases of coronavirus on Monday, taking the number of people who have tested positive in the country to five.India’s stock markets fell on the news, reversing sharply from earlier gains. The NSE Nifty 50 index that tracks blue-chip stocks was down 1.23% at 0947 GMT, having climbed about 2% earlier.The rupee was last weaker by 0.04% at 72.4000 against the dollar.
“PLN will inspect every customer’s data one by one to ensure this policy is on target for customers who experienced an abnormal spike,” said PLN customer management director Bob Saril.Because of the added inspection time, PLN will only bill customers on June 6 instead of the usual dates of June 2-3, he added.Dozens of consumers took to Twitter and Instagram in early May, complaining about higher-than-usual electricity bills that month. Some consumers said they were not even at home.Many consumers, however, were simply unaware that working from home would raise electricity bills, noted the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI). Several major cities, including Jakarta, implemented partial lockdowns (PSBB) that month.However, PLN also admitted that over 100 customers in Jakarta alone did experience a spike in their May power bills because of the flawed new method.The electricity company’s new billing method calculates monthly residential power bills based on consumption in the previous three months. The higher-than-usual consumption in April, for example, was billed in May.Topics : State-owned electricity company PLN will relax bill payments this month for household customers whose bills spiked because of the company’s flawed new bill-calculation method.PLN, in a statement on Thursday, said it would only charge 40 percent of affected customers’ June bills. The remaining 60 percent would be divided and charged equally over the following three months.The relaxation applies for customers whose June bill jumped over 20 percent relative to May’s bill as a result of PLN’s flawed calculation method. The company will have the say over whether a bill spiked because of the new method or because of higher power consumption.