After a four and half hours of debate, OUSU council has voted to abandon its controversial motion on the conflict in Gaza.The motion, in its original form, would have required the Student Union to condemn the Israeli attack and write letters in support of the ceasefire to Foreign Secretary David Milliband and his Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni.The debate involved discussing eight amendments and having 41 different votes on moves to vote and changes to standing orders.
At Dell Technologies, we are technology optimists. Meaning we truly believe technology has the power to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, break down barriers, and create opportunity for all. We work hard to bring this belief and our commitment to inclusion to life through our brand – from the advertising we create to the experiences we build not only for our customers but our communities and the world.We were inspired by one of our television spots which features a woman at a ballet performance who is visually impaired. Through a pair of advanced technology glasses, she is able to see a dancer twirling on stage for the first time.We wondered – could we bring this idea to life right here in our hometown of Austin, Texas, and give back to the community where we started it all? The answer was a resounding yes. After all, we’re optimists! And so, The Unseen Ballet was born. Earlier this month, in partnership with Ballet Austin and eSight, a leader in assistive technology, we equipped Austinites who are visually impaired with special glasses that enabled them to view a live performance of The Nutcracker with their families for the first time.With over 150 community members in attendance, this was a truly special event that brought families together this holiday season. One person in attendance was an eight-year-old girl named Lily who loves to dance. Lily was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia which has led to blindness in her right eye and limited vision in her left eye. Despite her love for dance, her disability had previously prevented her from seeing a ballet performance. She came dressed for the occasion in her very own ballet outfit, sat in the front, put on her glasses, and was able to see the ballet with her mom for the first time. A truly magical moment that demonstrates how technology can break down barriers and open the door to new possibilities. You can learn more about Lily and the Unseen Ballet in the video below: We hope that Lily, whose motto is “I can do even the hardest things,” will inspire the optimist in you. Visit here for more on The Unseen Ballet experience.
Star Files View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Shailene Woodley Wants to Star in OnceShailene Woodley, who has been making a big name for herself in Tinseltown with stellar performances in films including Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars and The Descendants, wants to do a movie musical. “I think it’d be great to sing in a film. I love to sing,” the actress told Women’s Health. Along with playing Stevie Nicks, “another dream movie would be a movie like Once. It’s so romantic and sensual and musical but doesn’t feel like a musical necessarily.” We can totally see Woodley as Girl. Are you listening, Hollywood?Tony Winner Lillias White & More Will Appear in Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live Off-BroadwayThe previously reported Billy Porter penned While I Yet Live will star Tony winner Lillias White (The Life, Fela!), Emmy winner S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba), Elain Graham (Smash), Susan Heyward (The Trip to Bountiful), Kevyn Morrow (Dreamgirls) and Sharon Washington (The Scottsboro Boys). Helmed by Sheryl Kaller, the new work tells the tale of a young man’s coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of strong-willed women. The show will run September 23 through October 31, with opening night set for October 12 at Primary Stages at the Duke.Cristin Milioti Returns to the New York Stage Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (Once), who recently wrapped her role as “the mother” on CBS’s hit comedy show How I Met Your Mother, is returning to her stage roots and appearing at Joe’s Pub on June 19. Worried you’ll miss her? Never fear, you’ll soon be able to catch the busy Wolf of Wall Street star in the new NBC comedy series A to Z.Fantasia Talks After Midnight’s Premature EndFormer After Midnight star Fantasia Barrino has opened up about the show’s premature shuttering on Broadway. “It makes me sad,” the Grammy winner revealed to Billboard. “Those young people I worked with became like family to me…I felt it was a much-needed play for people to know that jazz still lives.” You have until June 29 to catch the tuner, currently starring Patti LaBelle along with Adriane Lenox and Dule Hill, at the Brooks Atkinson.Watch Josh Groban & Boy George Channel John Travolta and Olivia Newton-JohnIf we didn’t have video footage of this, none of us would have quite believed it actually happened. Josh Groban, Boy George, David Byrne, Ezra Koenig, Steven Page and Rufus Wainwright, amongst others, recently got together for If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway at Toronto’s Luminato Festival and performed a number. And not just any number. Grease’s “Summer Nights.” Watch below to see who got into it, who looked embarrassed and who rocked, and we mean rocked, a falsetto. Josh Groban Billy Porter View All (4) Fantasia Barrino Cristin Milioti
Share 28 Views no discussions Here are the results of matches placed in the Trafalgar Basketball League at the weekend;On Friday 16th March, the Laudat Spartans defeated the Upper Village Hoosiers by the final score of 91-82 pts. The game was controlled by the Spartans from the tip off, as the never trailed. Their biggest lead was 15 pts in the 3rd quarter, but was brought down to 2 pts, with 3 min to go in the 4th quarter. The Hoosiers had absolutely no answer for two young, talented & exciting players (Jamal & Jervon Serrant – Dominicans but based in Canada) who dominated the game however they pleased. It was truly captivating performance from the twin brothers. Everyone needs to see these two brothers play.Top performers for Spartans – Jamal Serrant – 48 pts, 8 asts, 4 reb, Jervon Serrant – 20 pts, 6 asts and Shaun Reid – 11 pts, 7 reb.Top performers for Hoosiers – Royce Caesar – 30 pts, 6 asts, Joseph “Boone” Jno. Baptiste – 27 pts, 7 reb and Edgar George – 10 pts, 3 rebOn Saturday17th March, in game 1, the Morne Prosper Long Horns defeated the Fond Canie Rebels by the final score of 81-72 pts.Top performers for Rebels – Ronald Bruno – 26 pts, 7 reb, Joel Mc’Intyre – 22 pts, 6 asts and Daryl Thomas – 13 pts, 3 reb.Top performers for Long Horns – Emile “Milk” Cadeau – 19 pts, 7 reb, Kendel Isles – 16 pts, 3 asts Lyndel Mayers – 16 pts, 4 reb and L.G Thomas – 13 pts, 5 astsOn Saturday 17th, in game 2, the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars defeated the Lily Valley Sharks by the final score of 84-71 pts.Sharks were very unfortunate to have lost the game, after starting of the 1st quarter on a 15-0 run, and with all the crowd support behind them throughout the game. Sharks are now 1-3, with the only win coming as a result of getting the points by default over Cochrane. They have lost every other game, despite being crowd favorites. Top performers for Sharks – Craig St. Rose – 19 pts, 5 asts, Clinton Charles – 16 pts, 2 asts and Ricky Toussaint – 13 pts, 7 rebTop performers for Road Stars – Julian Isles – 25 pts, 7 reb, 2 blks, Thomas Felix – 19 pts, 5 asts, Fitzgerald Daniel – 18 pts, 8 asts and Patrick Lafonce – 13 pts, 4 rebOn Sunday 18th, the Bath Estate Huskies defeated the R.C Bullets by the final score of 91-83 pts. The bullets were without star point guard, Bernard Mills, who is off island, and majority of the scoring was left to Garth Joseph.Top performers for Bullets – Garth Joseph – 35 pts, 12 reb, Ronald Charles – 16 pts, 4 reb and Larocque St. Jean – 16 pts , 2 rebTop performers for Huskies – Bedno Soanes – 16 pts, 3 reb, Joseph “Jo Jo” Hypolite – 15 pts, 7 reb, Marcel Nicholas – 14 pts, 4 reb, Davidson “Ginny” Toulon – 14 pts, 4 asts and Ivan “Bakery” Jno. Baptiste – 12 pts, 3 astsThe next scheduled games will take place on Tuesday 20th – game 1 – R.C Bullets vs. Upper Village Hoosiers – 7:00 p.m, and game 2 – Elvis Welding Services Road Stars vs. Morne Prosper Long Horns – 9:00 p.m. Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsSports Results of weekend games in Trafalgar Basketball League by: – March 19, 2012
RelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Eberechi Eze made his Palace bow against Southampton, coming off the bench in the Eagles’ opening day win.The Nigerian-born midfielder starred for minutes as second half substitute, replacing Jeffrey Schlupp in a match they won by a lone goal. Speaking in his post-match press conference, Palace manager Roy Hodgson explained his reasoning behind not starting the new signing from Queens Park Rangers: “It was mainly because he has had so little game time.“He came to us not having played in matches for Queens Park Rangers – not even, perhaps, having done the level of fitness work we or he would’ve liked because of course he was in the middle of transfer negotiations.“He came to us and did one session and then played from the start in a game on the Saturday [v Charlton Athletic] but got injured.“He should’ve been going away with England but the injury meant he couldn’t do that.“We’ve then had to wait until the start of this week to see him in some sort of training again. “I knew this was going to be a very physical and tough game, therefore, I thought the best thing to do for the team and the club was to have him in reserve.“And I think it worked out quite well, because in that last 15 minutes, when our wide midfield players, who had done such an enormous amount of work and were beginning to tire, I was able to put him on, and even in that 15 minutes he was able to showcase the qualities he possesses.”—Tags: Crystal PalaceEberechi EzeJeffrey SchluppSouthampton