TAGS: Cardiff Blues CARDIFF, WALES – JUNE 02: Harry Robinson of Wales celebrates scoring the opening try during the international match between Wales and The Barbarians at Millennium Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images) The young gun: Robinson scoring here for Wales against the Baa-BaasTEENAGE WINGER Harry Robinson has signed a senior contract with Cardiff Blues.Robinson, 19, impressed Welsh selectors and was called up to the Wales 35 man senior squad for the training camp in Poland prior to the 2012 Six Nations Championship. He made a try-scoring debut for his country in June, in the test against the Barbarians.In 2010/11 he won the Cardiff Blues Academy Player of the Year Award having had an outstanding season and became the youngest ever player to represent the Cardiff Blues, when, aged 17 years and nine months, he lined up against the Ospreys in the LV= Cup. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Speaking of the signing Robinson said, “It was an easy decision to make and I took the offer with both hands.”“My ambition is to establish myself in the Blues team but competition is going to be tough with the quality back three players we have in the squad at the moment.”
For the first time in the 2016 Six Nations, England’s defence was put under sustained pressure during the second half against Ireland. Some gaps began to appear, starting with the D from set-piece.Tight midfield from set-pieceFrom both lineout and scrum, England’s midfield of 10 George Ford, 12 Owen Farrell and 13 Jonathan Joseph defend very tight. This is particularly obvious in the picture from a scrum right at the end of the first half.England start with decent spacings, with about seven metres between Ford and Farrell and ten metres between Farrell and Joseph.However, after the Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton makes the second pass to his inside-centre Stuart McCloskey and begins to wrap around him, the midfield D suddenly becomes very condensed around the physical threat of McCloskey (for which read Jamie Roberts for Wales). The England 10, 12 and 13 are all in a ‘box’ of no more than four square metres at 39:03.This leaves the widest defender Joseph running at a 90-degree angle towards touch to make up ground on Sexton as he gets the ball back from McCloskey. If Sexton passes immediately to Rob Kearney outside him, there will be plenty of space to run into on the far side.A similar scenario occurs from the lineout at 15:30. With the England 9 Ben Youngs starting in the tram-lines, neither 2 Dylan Hartley nor 7 James Haskell have the speed required to put much pressure on Ireland’s first receiver (McCloskey).This in turn means that Ford is pinned to McCloskey’s outside shoulder, with Farrell only two metres away and already angled slightly out-to-in and ready to help out. If the blocker out in front (13 Robbie Henshaw) continues his run through Farrell’s inside shoulder he will attract the tackle legally and free Sexton to run through the gap between Farrell and Joseph. Instead he stops and puts hands on Farrell, and that draws the interference penalty from the referee and nullifies the break. Wales have considerably more size and power in their back division than Ireland, so in theory it will be easier for them to exploit these potential weaknesses in the England defence. But will the plan survive first contact with the enemy?For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS We take a look at holes in England’s defence against Ireland and how Wales might look to exploit these issues in the Six Nations In the event, Farrell gets no further than play-side guard before he turns to rush upfield on to Henshaw.The two defenders underneath Farrell (George Kruis and Dan Cole) actually end up defending directly behind Farrell, rather than alongside him as Henshaw makes the break!Pressure on the aerobic capacity of England’s forwardsThe demand to rush hard upfield on every play places an enormous aerobic strain on England’s forwards. They have to do an awful lot of running up and down the field in defence. Look at this snapshot at 51:29 in the second half:Both Farrell and Ford are rushing well past the ball on the outside and poor old Cole underneath them has no time to set his feet for the tackle as Sexton cuts inside – he can only throw out an arm in despair as the Ireland outside-half streams past him. I believe it was the constant demand to rush upfield which led to the aerobic wind-down in England’s starting tight forwards and Ultan Dillane’s clean break at 70:19 – another failed arm tackle by Hartley and Cole.Vulnerability to blocking playsEngland are also potentially vulnerable to blocking plays – defenders cannot ‘check off’ attackers one by one as they would when continuing to move sideways in the drift because they are running a full course straight upfield. Apart from the Henshaw example at 15:32, at 64:51 after driving upfield for a few metres Mako Vunipola has no ‘out’ left in him to shift on to Sexton and gets blocked out by Nathan White.Sexton’s break set up the ‘try-that-wasn’t’ for Henshaw in the corner.Attacking George Ford’s channelFord is a smart defender but England are using him in the line, and Ireland always had a decent bread-and butter option by aiming a heavier ball-carrier down his channel. In the following, Donnacha Ryan simply drops his shoulder and carries Ford fully five metres downfield to set up a positive ruck. England’s defensive ‘personality’: line speed not line integrityEngland want to get off the line and move upfield at speed in order to place maximum pressure on the ball-handling of the opposition. They are not too worried about maintaining a flat line of defence. This suits their ‘outlaw’ image under Jones, but can create holes when either line speed or communication is not consistent across the board. So at 39:12 the line looks pretty ragged: Both Ford and Farrell have drifted off the line and are thinking of crossing over to the far side of the D, where the last defender (6 Chris Robshaw) is already ahead of the man inside him, Joe Marler. Welsh advantage: Warren Gatland’s men came out on top in the World Cup. Photo: Getty Images
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Receive email alerts News November 15, 2018 Tajikistan turns to Chinese model of large-scale Internet censorship Organisation Credit : Ferghana Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the way the Tajik authorities are responding to protests by resorting to large-scale Internet censorship and blocking, which is drastically restricting the right of Tajik citizens to be informed.The automatic reaction from the Tajik authorities to any difficulties is to block the flow of information online. Independent media, social networks, instant messaging services and censorship circumvention tools have all been largely inaccessible in Tajikistan since an increase in tension on 6 November.The targets include the news website Asia-Plus, Facebook and YouTube, the Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, and the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram. Many Internet users who routinely use VPNs to circumvent website blocking report that the best-known VPNs are also blocked.Internet censorship had become common place in Tajikistan in recent years but had usually remained below the current level. Leading news websites such as Ferghana and Akhbor are permanently blocked while others are blocked more sporadically.“The normalization of large-scale Internet blocking is unacceptable,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The Tajik authorities should realize that reacting to all problems with censorship just encourages rumours. The international community should not accept the spread of the Chinese model of Internet filtering.”Nuriddin Karshiboyev, the head of the National Association of Independent Mass Media in Tajikistan (NANSMIT), an RSF partner, used the term “administrative feudalism” to describe the phenomenon. “We have repeatedly pointed out that blocking online media and alternative news sources violates citizens’ constitutional rights,” he said.As usual, the authorities have denied carrying out any blocking and have blamed “technical problems.” National access to the Internet has nonetheless been a government monopoly since the start of 2018, which means the authorities can now block anything online without having to ask individual Internet service providers.This capability was seen in action in the summer, when the authorities tried to restrict coverage of the murders of four foreign tourists.The current wave of blocking came in response to tension in some parts of the country and the publication by Asia-Plus of an article about the economic privileges granted to certain businessmen close to the government. Follow the news on Tajikistan Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media RSF_en TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Demonstrators gathered in the southern town of Khorugh on 6 November to protest against the reinforced security presence in the region, and its behaviour. Dozens were killed or injured in a prison mutiny the next day in the northern city of Khujand.Tajikistan is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in 2018 World Press Freedom Index. #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic News May 14, 2021 Find out more to go further August 25, 2020 Find out more TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetFreedom of expression News News Help by sharing this information Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president November 6, 2020 Find out more
Facebook XPeng Ships Second Batch of G3 Smart Electric SUV for Customers in Norway Twitter Facebook Previous articlePet Supplements in the U.S. 2021 Report – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal Biosimilar Growth Hormones Market Report 2020-2030: Growth Hormone Deficiency, Turner Syndrome, Idiopathic Short Stature, Prader Willi Syndrome & Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 GUANGZHOU, China & OSLO, Norway–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– XPeng Inc. (“XPeng” or the “Company”, NYSE: XPEV), a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle (“Smart EV”) company, announced that the second batch of over 200 G3 smart electric SUVs for the European market is now on its way to Norway. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005547/en/ XPeng G3 SUVs (Photo: Business Wire) This follows the successful customer delivery of its first batch of G3s for the Norwegian market in December 2020, marking another step in the Company’s international market development. The Company is dedicated to bringing more innovative and localized features to customers, and is taking a differentiated and focused approach with a strong long-term commitment to building its international presence. The European markets, particularly those with a higher EV consumer awareness and a more advanced EV infrastructure, are presenting tremendous opportunities and demand for Smart EVs. XPeng’s product competitiveness and differentiation position it well to meet the demand for truly smart electric cars in these markets. XPeng has the production and delivery capacity to meet the increasing demand for its products. The Company achieved a record monthly delivery of 6,015 Smart EVs (3,710 P7s and 2,305 G3s) in the Chinese market in January 2021, representing a 470% increase from January 2020 – marking the third consecutive month of record-breaking delivery numbers. The G3 deliveries in January exhibited a 118% increase year-over-year. As a clear demonstration of the Company’s pursuit for innovation and optimizing customer experience, XPeng announced in January that automotive-grade lidar technology will be deployed in its new mass-produced model in 2021. The implementation of lidar in XPILOT architecture – XPeng’s autonomous driving system – will further enhance its perception capability with greater safety redundancy and broader driving scenario coverage. The XPeng G3 Norwegian version The G3s already delivered in Norway have been well received by customers, who have responded warmly to the G3’s smart features. The G3s in Norway are going to receive their first Xmart OS upgrade this month. A selection of the new or enhanced functions include: Optimized active safety assistance experience for Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Centering Control (LCC), new voice commands to support the map/location function, optimized voice assistance experience for vehicle control and navigation, and optimized adaptive brightness for the control-panel. Photo & video gallery: XPeng G3 SUVs on their way to Norway https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Lf4CI4SbBRylSE0j8Z7EKlmw0TPJo72A The G3 epitomizes XPeng’s strategy of offering advanced technologies at attractive price points. The list price for the G3 in Norway starts at 358,000 NKr (approx. EUR 33,700 / GBP 30,300 / USD 41,000). This smart electric SUV is sharply styled, with a panoramic windscreen, and a certified range of 451km WLTP. The G3 features XPeng’s proprietary XPILOT 2.5 advanced driver assistance system. The G3’s auto parking function is able to distinguish between parallel and vertical parking spaces, as well as marked and unmarked parking spaces. The G3 model sold in Norway features an English language user interface and voice assistant, with intelligent navigation and remote APP control. The software for the XPILOT driver assistance and Xmart OS operating system, fully developed by XPeng’s in-house R&D team, have been adapted for local conditions in Norway. About XPeng XPeng Inc. is a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets Smart EVs that appeal to the large and growing base of technology-savvy middle-class consumers in China. Its mission is to drive Smart EV transformation with technology and data, shaping the mobility experience of the future. In order to optimize its customers’ mobility experience, XPeng develops in-house its full-stack autonomous driving technology and in-car intelligent operating system, as well as core vehicle systems including powertrain and the electrification/electronic architecture. XPeng is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and San Diego. The Company’s Smart EVs are manufactured at plants in Zhaoqing and Zhengzhou, located in Guangdong and Henan provinces, respectively. For more information, please visit https://en.xiaopeng.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005547/en/ CONTACT: For Media Enquiries: Marie Cheung XPeng Inc. +852-9750-5170 or +86-1550-7577-546 [email protected] KEYWORD: NORWAY CHINA EUROPE ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE SOURCE: XPeng Motors Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Home / Daily Dose / Navigating Risk and Reward Sign up for DS News Daily Navigating Risk and Reward The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Gary Beasley Roofstock SFR Single Family Rental 2018-08-22 David Wharton Previous: The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective Next: How a Fair Housing Amendment Moved Ahead David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Gary Beasley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Roofstock, an online marketplace for buying and selling single-family rental homes. Beasley spent most of his career building businesses in the real estate, hospitality, and tech sectors. After earning his BA in economics from Northwestern, Beasley earned an MBA from Stanford, where he caught the entrepreneurial bug and still serves as a regular guest lecturer. Previously, Gary was instrumental in acquiring and integrating more than $800 million of resort properties for KSL Resorts, and spent five years as CFO of online brokerage pioneer ZipRealty, which he led through its successful IPO in 2004. Immediately before starting Roofstock, Beasley led one of the largest single-family rental platforms in the U.S. through its IPO as co-CEO of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, now part of Invitation Homes, the nation’s largest single-family rental company.Beasley spoke with DS News about the state of the single-family rental sector in 2018, what anyone looking to get into SFR investment should know, and how rental is being affected by larger trends in the housing industry right now.DS // What advice would you have for anyone looking to enter the single-family rental investment space?The entry point now is quite good from a risk-return standpoint. When we started buying homes in 2009 or 2010, it was still pretty spotty. We didn’t know if prices were going to continue to fall. We were confident that the market would recover at some point, but it was unclear what the catalyst for that was going to be and it was unclear if we would be able to operate profitably.We were getting such good real estate deals back then that whether or not we could operate them profitably over time was of secondary concern. We were buying the homes knowing we were getting in at a very attractive basis that showed a very nice yield on paper and, at some point, the prices were going to go back up. We didn’t know if we could turn it into a business or not, but we knew it was a good trade.Today, it’s clear this is a good business. There’s enough operating history and the debt markets have matured, so it’s less risky. The absolute yields you can get are lower, but the risk is also much lower, so it’s a much more proven asset class. For the average investor coming in now, you’re not getting returns quite as high as you did buying in the depths of the cycle, but on a risk-adjusted basis, they’re quite good.DS // Do you think there are opportunities within the SFR investment space to address the widespread need for affordable housing?Yes, there are real opportunities for the single-family rental sector to fill the void of starter homes. People used to move out of their apartment and buy their first home. Due to price appreciation, many of those homes are now beyond their reach, and the new homes that are being built are typically move-up homes.There are many reasons for that. Land costs and impact fees make developers feel that they need to build larger, more expensive homes to amortize those fixed costs. The smaller starter homes are simply not being built as much, but that is still a need that exists. People have kids and want to move into a house, but they might not have the down payment. Or they might have student debt, which is at record levels. Maybe they don’t know how long they’re going to be in their current job, so they don’t want to sign up for a long-term mortgage and be tied to their real estate.The rental home is an opportunity for people to live the lifestyle of having a home but retain that flexibility, which is one of the reasons I like the business. We’re filling a need by creating good-quality, affordable housing and investing in that housing stock, which is important.DS // What are some of the lessons the industry should be taking away from the damaging natural disasters of the past year, ranging from hurricanes to wildfires?From an investment standpoint, it shows the value of diversification and being in lots of different markets. If you’re an individual investor and you have exposure to a market where there’s significant peril risk, make sure you’re appropriately insured.Some people chose not to be as insured as they probably should. There’s a reason that there’s an insurance market and that it’s priced the way that it is. Make sure you have the appropriate level of insurance because that is a lesson that is learned painfully by many people. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Gary Beasley Roofstock SFR Single Family Rental in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles August 22, 2018 1,783 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe
Concerns have been raised over the impact the reopening of Northern Ireland ahead of the Republic will have on businesses in Donegal.Inishowen Councillor Nicholas Crossan raised the issue with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and called on him to make concessions for Donegal concessions to help mitigate the fallout.Outdoor hospitality will reopen in the North on Friday while close contact services reopened on Friday last.Councillor Nicholas Crossan told today’s Nine til Noon Show that this will be detrimental to businesses in border counties:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/nicholas1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Cllr calls for concessions for Donegal as North reopens further Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Previous articleMica Redress Scheme reaches milestone in DonegalNext articleTenders sought for heritage led regeneration project in Rathmullan News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – April 26, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter
The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for fourfull-time, tenure track, nine-month appointment, at the Assistantor Associate level and one position in ArtificialIntelligence/Critical Race and Digital Studies, at the AssistantProfessor level, in African American Studies as part of anationally-focused cluster hire, to begin August 16, 2021. The fivenew faculty members will play a central role in moving the currentprogram in African American Studies towards departmental status. Weare, therefore, seeking candidates who have experience incurriculum and departmental development. The African AmericanStudies Program seeks to hire faculty broadly engaged in researchthat is field-bridging, and which will add to our program’sintellectual diversity, as well as better reflect the interests ofour undergraduate students. While the field is open, preferencewill be given to scholars with research and teaching expertise inthe following areas: Economics of Racial Inequality, HealthDisparities, Carceral Studies, and Black Cultural Studies (sport ormusic).The program strives to provide innovative, compelling, andstrategic research and teaching to both academic audiences as wellas the local and national community. Core strategic prioritiesinclude: Cover letterCurrent curriculum vitaeStatement of research interests/plansStatement of teaching interests/philosophySample publicationThe names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who cancomment on quality of scholarship/teaching. If applying for aposition at the rank of Associate Professor, the potential refereesmust be of equal or higher rank, and able to comment on quality ofresearch, teaching, engagement and/or service. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, andcontinue until all five positions are filled. All candidates foremployment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includesa review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification ofeducation.Questions may be directed to Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi, Chair,Steering Committee, at [email protected] selected candidates will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States require evaluation by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .As articulated in the goals of the university, the college valuesfaculty who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching,and service. The University of Florida is an Equal OpportunityInstitution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusivefaculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from otherunder-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Theselection process will be conducted in accordance with theprovisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and PublicRecords Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed toapply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Successful applicants are expected to teach two courses per falland two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory andadvanced undergraduate courses. The ability to develop experientiallearning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoringundergraduate research and experience in developing a department.Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications andexperience, and includes a full benefits package. More informationabout the African American Studies Program can be found at http://afam.clas.ufl.edu/[email protected] Ph.D. in African American Studies is preferred; or a terminaldegree in a related field. The successful applicant willdemonstrate a commitment to the African American Studies program’smission and values. We are particularly interested in candidateswho combine rigorous and original scholarship, with communityengagement.For full consideration, applications must be submitted online athttp://apply.interfolio.com/82852and must include: Research that examines the African American experience in atransnational context from a broad base of disciplinarytheories;Community-based outreach and learning; andTeaching and skills development that introduces students fromall disciplinary areas to African American intellectual history,critical theory, and professional development.
An OxCAT organised flash mob in protest against sex trafficking took place on Cornmarket street on Tuesday afternoon.The provocation was in response to the jailing of two men by the Oxford Crown Court last month, for managing the “Fun Girls in Oxford” escort agency. At least three of the young women involved had been trafficked from Romania. It was designed to coincide with National Anti-Slavery Day.At 1pm, students and townspeople gathered halfway up Cornmarket, dressed in black and wearing pink blindfolds, freezing for five minutes in silent protest. A mock market stall had been set up with girls standing in metal cages. The slogan, “Pretty girls for sale”, was spoken into megaphones by “sleazy salesman”, as described on the invitation sent to several college JCR’s.OxCAT (Oxford Community Against Trafficking) represent various Oxfordshire churches. Their mission statement is “To expose modern slavery in all its forms and to fight any human trafficking”.OxCAT volunteer Owen Gallacher commented, “Girls are often taken from those countries with abject poverty, given the dream job of their life, they think, and then they show up in Heathrow and they’re sold on to somebody else and the next day they’re working in brothels.” St John’s JCR sent a contingent of students, complete with pink blindfolds, to head down to the protest together. Second-year John’s Historian Thom Jee said, “I got involved with the flash mob through St Aldate’s church. Owen told us about what was going on under our noses, and a few of us volunteered to come and help out. It’s sickening to think that slavery is thriving right here in Oxford – hopefully the event will raise awareness in the community so that sex trafficking can’t slip under our radar any more.”Linda Ludlow, of Oxford Human Trafficking Group explained, “The blindfolds mean open your eyes to what’s going on around you. You might not know it but look for the signs.”“I think it’s fabulous. we’ve got so many people here and so much interest. I think by having this event, it’s actually opened people’s eyes.” One passer-by, who participated in the flash mob despite not having a pink blindfold to hand, said, “I thought it would be a really good way to make a visible impact. I hope that everyone who’s been walking past will have seen what’s going on and picked up a flier.”According to the Home Affairs Committee there are at least 4000 sex trafficking victims in the UK. The majority are girls aged 12-25.Videoclips of the protest and interviews may be found on www.cherwell.org.The protest was in response to the jailing of two men by the Oxford Crown Court last month, for managing the “Fun Girls in Oxford” escort agency. At least three of the young women involved had been trafficked from Romania. It was designed to coincide with National Anti-Slavery Day.At 1pm, students and townspeople gathered halfway up Cornmarket, dressed in black and wearing pink blindfolds, freezing for five minutes in silent protest. A mock market stall had been set up with girls standing in metal cages. The slogan, “Pretty girls for sale”, was spoken into megaphones by “sleazy salesmen”, as described on the invitation sent to several college JCRs.OxCAT (Oxford Community Against Trafficking) represent various Oxfordshire churches. Their mission statement is “To expose modern slavery in all its forms and to fight any human trafficking”.OxCAT volunteer Owen Gallacher commented, “Girls are often taken from those countries with abject poverty, given the dream job of their life, they think, and then they show up in Heathrow and they’re sold on to somebody else and the next day they’re working in brothels.” St John’s JCR sent a contingent of students, complete with pink blindfolds, to head down to the protest together. Second year John’s Historian Thom Jee said, “I got involved with the flash mob through St Aldate’s church. Owen told us about what was going on under our noses, and a few of us volunteered to come and help out. It’s sickening to think that slavery is thriving right here in Oxford – hopefully the event will raise awareness in the community so that sex trafficking can’t slip under our radar any more.”Linda Ludlow, of Oxford Human Trafficking Group explained, “The blindfolds mean open your eyes to what’s going on around you. You might not know it but look for the signs.”“I think it’s fabulous. we’ve got so many people here and so much interest. I think by having this event, it’s actually opened people’s eyes.” One passer-by, who participated in the flash mob despite not having a pink blindfold to hand, said, “I thought it would be a really good way to make a visible impact. I hope that everyone who’s been walking past will have seen what’s going on and picked up a flier.”According to the Home Affairs Committee there are at least 4,000 sex trafficking victims in the UK. The majority are girls aged 12-25.
STS9 will headline the 10th annual Utopia Fest when the event moves to its new location in Burnet, TX—roughly an hour outside of Austin—from November 2nd to 4th. Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, Patty Griffin, Valerie June, Grandmaster Flash, Keller Williams, and Rubblebucket are also set to perform at the eclectic gathering.Other acts on the bill include Keller Williams and The Hillbenders’ Tom Petty tribute band PettyGrass, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet project, and funk supergroup The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown, among many others. Fans will have no trouble catching all of the music on hand, as the festival operates with a “no overlapping sets” ethos.Additionally, after nine years at the Four Sisters Ranch in Uvalde County, TX, Utopia Fest will rebrand as Utopia Fest Down In The Oaks and move to a new 100-acre property along a flowing fork on the San Gabriel River. According to the Austin Chronicle, the expansive new space will allow organizers to accommodate up to 6,000 attendees, a significant increase from the 2,000-person cap at previous editions of the festival.“What attracted me to this place is that, even though it’s closer to Austin, there’s no sign of civilization,” festival founder Travis Sutherland told the publication. “At first, I didn’t look at the move as the beginning of a new chapter. I was just looking for a place to transplant Utopia that was a worthy successor to the ranch. When I came here, I saw that it was special and had a lot of potential.”Tickets for the Utopia Fest Down In The Oaks are currently on sale.