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Calls for Oxford Labour Councillor to resign following ‘hateful’ posts

first_img“Assuming that the reported contents of his social media posts are borne out, OCA is calling for Councillor Lloyd-Shogbesan to recognise that his position is no longer tenable, and to tender his resignation.”Leader of the Opposition on Oxford City Council, Liberal Democrat Councillor Andrew Gant, said: “It is sad to see the poison that is infecting the Labour Party nationally appearing here in Oxford, along with the same feeble response from the leadership.“It is incredible that Councillor Lloyd-Shogbesan was re-selected by the Labour Party, and that he remains a Labour Councillor since these appalling comments came out. Even activists from the Labour Against Antisemitism group have called for the councillor’s immediate suspension and eventual expulsion.“The Liberal Democrat Group on Oxford City Council calls on Councillor Susan Brown to suspend him. Councillor Lloyd-Shogbesan should also consider his own position.”In a statement, the Oxfordshire Green Party said: “Following revelations of the hateful (anti-gay and anti-semitic) posts on Councillor Ben Lloyd-Shogbesan’s Facebook page, Greens are calling for the immediate referral of Councillor Lloyd-Shogbesan to the Council’s Standards Committee.”Green Councillor for St Mary’s ward, Craig Simmons, who identifies as Jewish, told Cherwell: “Personally, I think he should resign or be sacked and a by-election held. Such behaviour is totally unacceptable.“But the correct process to follow is to refer him to the  cross-party Standards Committee where his actions can be judged, the evidence scrutinised, and the correct sanctions applied. This can include a permanent or temporary suspension.“We also need to look at the wider issue of when the posts went public and whether those Councillors who knew about them had a duty to report them sooner. It may well be significant that the posts where made before the local elections but were only reported afterwards.” Oxfordshire’s Conservative Association, Green Party, and Liberal Democrats have called for the resignation of Labour Councillor Ben Lloyd-Shogbesan, after Cherwell revealed his historic anti-semitic and homophobic posts on social media.Oxford Labour are yet to condemn Lloyd-Shogbesan’s posts, with the City Council Leader, Councillor Susan Brown, only going as far as to call the councillor’s actions “disappointing”.Oxford Labour have yet to confirm whether Lloyd-Shogbesan will be suspended from the party, or what disciplinary actions will be taken regarding his behaviour.On Friday, Cherwell revealed that Lloyd-Shogbesan, Labour Councillor for Lye Valley ward, since 2010, had compared Israel to Nazi Germany; praised the actions of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi; alluded to same sex marriages as “perversion”; and spread a conspiracy theory that cancer does not exist.In a statement he apologised for any offence caused by the articles and videos shared by him, and for his implicit endorsement of them. He stressed that he no longer holds such views.In a letter to Councillor Brown calling for Lloyd-Shogbesan’s resignation, Oxford Conservative Association Chairman, Tim Patmore, wrote: “We are pleased to hear that you have taken immediate action concerning the ‘inappropriate’ material Councillor Lloyd-Shogbesan posted on his social media account, and that you recognise the importance for public representatives to adhere to a standard of conduct in keeping with their responsibilities.“We also appreciate that Councillor Lloyd-Shogbesan should be given every opportunity to give an account of his actions.“Nevertheless, the seriousness of the content posted by the Councillor casts grave doubt on his suitability to represent Oxford’s residents.last_img read more

Delice rolls out products for birthday

first_imgDelice de France, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year, is celebrating with the launch of 60 new products for spring, as well as a revamped website.Joining its Breads of the World range is a new Mediterranean Bread a sourdough bread containing Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and red and yellow peppers.There is also a new Walnut Bread available, as well as a Sage & Onion Pavé, a Toasted Sunflower & Honey Loaf and a Muesli Muffin.For lunches, Delice has developed new panini products, including the Nigella & Sesame Seed Panini, and the Delice Grilly a pre-grilled panini.The company’s Viennoiserie category has also been updated, with a new Fully Baked Sweet Pastries Mixed Selection, which includes: Apple Whirls, Raspberry Whirls, Mincemeat Whirls and Double Chocolate Whirls.New cakes include toffee & date and lemon & ginger.www.delicedefrance.co.uklast_img

US Paralympics Cycling announce 26-strong team for 2020 season

first_img Loading… “This year is going to be big for us, and we have a great roster heading into the 2020 season,” said Ian Lawless, US Paralympics Cycling head. “We have great mix of Paralympians, Paralympic hopefuls and a few reigning world champions, and we’re especially excited for this season since we’re under a year fromthe Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” The season is due to begin with the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton in Canada, scheduled from January 30 to February 2. Various events will then take place throughout the year in preparation for Tokyo 2020, including a stop in Indiana at the Fort Wayne Para-Cycling Open in April. Read Also:Musa Redeems N4M Pledge for Victorious Olympic Eagles The US Paralympic Team Trials will be held from June 25 to 28, where the athletes who will represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020 will be named. The upcoming Paralympics are set to take place from August 25 to September 6. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United States Paralympics Cycling announced their 26-strong team for the 2020 season, with the roster boasting five reigning world champions. Shawn Morelli, two-time Paralympic gold medallist and current back-to-back road race world champion, headlines the team. He is joined by four-time Paralympic medallist Joe Berenyi, who will aim to retain his track time trial world title this season. Aaron Keith and Alicia Dana, respective world champions in the men and women’s road time trial events, were also named on the team. Ryan Boyle is the fifth world champion on the roster, having topped the podium in the men’s T2 road race at last year’s Para-cycling Road World Championships. Tom Davis, Will Groulx and Brandon Lyons return to the national team after earning a silver medal in the team relay at the same competition.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Crocker Business Library to extend hours for finals

first_imgUSC Libraries has announced Crocker Business Library, located in Hoffman Hall, will be open with extended hours for finals this semester because of students’ increased use of the library.USC Libraries tracks the number of students visiting libraries each semester. These numbers are used to decide which libraries would be most advantageous to have extended hours.Hugh McHarg, associate dean of planning and communications for USC Libraries, said this decision aims to meet students’ needs.“We get a lot of students asking where else they can study because Leavey is too crowded,” McHarg said. “We want to look at areas where we can serve more people with study space most efficiently.”The reason Crocker Library has not been open with extended hours in the past is because of the difficulty in keeping libraries that are located within specific departments open, McHarg said.“Not all libraries stand alone,” he said. “We have to make special arrangements with other departments and units responsible for that subject area. The Marshall School of Business is contributing by providing extra security so the building and library can be open longer for students.”The USC Libraries’ decision to keep Crocker Library open longer during finals is part of their 2011-2013 Essential Library Strategic Plan, which aims to enhance the libraries’ key services for students.“The plan focuses on providing intellectual and physical environments for students, [increasing] the amount of study space available, as well as the maximum number of hours these spaces are open,” McHarg said.Students in Marshall said they are thankful USC Libraries has acknowledged the need to have the Crocker Library open longer because it will provide business students with a valuable place to study.“I definitely intend to use the library during finals,” said Leinate Abulaiti, a junior majoring in business administration. “If you’re studying for a business-related class, then immersing yourself in a business-related environment may provide you with different input and perspectives.”Kathryn Haugen, a junior majoring in business administration, said Crocker Library is convenient for group studying as well.“It’s useful for business students mainly because much of our work involves group projects and so it’s nice to have the library open later, especially at the end of year,” Haugen said. “It will be very convenient for study groups to have access to the private study rooms in Crocker because many times, rooms in Leavey are overbooked.”Haugen said she was happy USC Libraries is responding to students’ needs.“It shows that the libraries really care about the students,” Haugen said. “I know that a ton of business students have been asking for this, and it’s great to have the libraries respond and hear what students are saying.”last_img read more