Your student government: Join the conversation at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit

first_img Published: Nov. 9, 2018 This year’s CU system Diversity and Inclusion Summit revolves around the idea of not only beginning conversations with good intent but finishing them with the right impact. The summit is a two-day event packed with an assortment of conversations, all with the intent to provide insight into a wide range of topics—from slavery, conservative voice, race, religion, self care and more—to create a lasting impact on the ways we choose to carry ourselves through life.The event begins Tuesday, Nov. 13, with a keynote by Beverly Tatum, author of the book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and sought-after speaker on the topic of race, and ends Wednesday night with a free screening of the film Hidden Figures.With attendance from all four CU campuses, the goal is to come together in collegiality and humanity and to embrace the different backgrounds and lived experiences, all to promote our values and improve inclusive interactions.Hope to see you there.Rana Laouar Director of Diversity and Inclusion CU Student GovernmentCategories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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FCC presses ahead with 6GHz Wi-Fi plan

first_imgHome FCC presses ahead with 6GHz Wi-Fi plan Author US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up Previous ArticleAT&T appoints new media chiefNext ArticleTelefonica makes $22M buyout deal to Peru investors Federal Communications Commission (FCC)spectrum allocationWi-Fi Tags Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 APR 2020 Telecom Infra Project targets Wi-Fi US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepared to vote on a proposal to open the entire 6GHz band for unlicensed use, a move officials said would help meet rapidly rising demand for Wi-Fi services.First floated in October 2018, the plan would set aside 1200MHz of spectrum for unlicensed operations, including low-power use cases across the entire band and higher power operations in a smaller 850MHz lot.The vote is scheduled for 23 April.In a statement FCC chairman Ajit Pai highlighted projections that nearly 60 per cent of global mobile data traffic will be offloaded to Wi-Fi networks by 2022, adding adoption of the proposal would “effectively increase the amount of spectrum available for Wi-Fi almost by a factor of five”.“Ultimately, I expect that 6GHz unlicensed devices will become a part of consumers’ everyday lives,” he added in a blog, naming industrial sensors, connected appliances, machines, meters and wearables as examples.SplitThe move drew support from technology companies including Apple, Facebook, Google and Qualcomm, as well as the Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, which argued it would spur innovation and provide critical relief for increasingly congested Wi-Fi bands.Operators, however, opposed the move, with industry group CTIA casting the plan as a missed opportunity to licence key mid-band spectrum for 5G.In a statement, CTIA EVP Brad Gillen noted a dearth of mid-band spectrum in the US and called on the FCC to “develop a roadmap to close this deficit before moving forward with plans to give away the full 1200MHz in the 6GHz band and further limit our few remaining options”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Ericsson on mission to tackle Africa spectrum gaps Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

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Northern Ireland barristers withdraw services in legal aid protest

first_imgCriminal barristers in Northern Ireland today declared they are withdrawing their services from new cases requiring legal aid in protest against revised rules reducing levels of payments.The Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) came into effect on 5 May.Criminal Bar Association chairman Gavan Duffy QC said the Department of Justice’s proposals represented cuts of almost 50% from levels set in 2005.Duffy said the association was ‘committed to providing the highest standard of representation to those members of society who face the most serious and complex criminal cases in the Crown court.‘This decision has been made after careful deliberation and it is with deep regret that the association has resolved that these standards cannot be achieved under these amended rules’.The DoJ was established in April 2010, following the devolution of justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly.Justice minister David Ford (pictured) said it was ‘surprising and disappointing’ the CBA is taking this action ‘when they have a legal challenge pending’.Northern Ireland’s Bar Council and Law Society are jointly launching an application for leave to apply for judicial review regarding the recent changes to the levels of remuneration payable by way of criminal legal aid for cases in the Crown court.  Ford said: ‘At this stage I am not aware of the detail of the challenge, but the appropriate place for this to be addressed is through the courts.’Ford said the new Crown court rules arrangements were developed following a ‘detailed comparison’ with fees paid in similar cases in England and Wales, and consultation with the Law Society and Bar Council.‘The fees recognise the work involved in criminal cases and the reductions are necessary in order to ensure value for money and because there is a limited budget available for legal aid. ‘However, it is important to note that even with the new fees, legal representatives in Northern Ireland will continue to be better remunerated for these cases than their counterparts in England and Wales.’Ford urged any lawyer who had decided not to act for those in receipt of legal aid funding in response to the fees dispute ‘to reconsider and to continue to act in the best interests of their clients’.Duffy said the rules would ‘inevitably dilute’ the quality of representation available to some of the most vulnerable members of society and victims of crime.‘Independent counsel fulfils a fundamental role ensuring access to justice. They provide an important protection to the citizen from the power of the state.‘That safeguard can no longer be guaranteed under these proposed arrangements.’The CBA’s decision comes a week after one of Ireland’s leading law firms, Belfast-based KRW Law, announced it was withdrawing from providing Crown court criminal defence services.Law Society of Northern Ireland president Arleen Elliott said the Society was concerned that the rates for legal aid work in Crown court proceedings ‘were not reflective of the scale of professional experience and expertise required of a solicitor charged with ensuring their client’s case is properly presented to the courts’.  ‘Some solicitors’ practices in Northern Ireland who undertake criminal legal aid work are considering if they can properly accept instructions in such circumstances. Ultimately, that decision rests with each individual practice.’last_img read more

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Amazing Premier League club stats you need to know from the last round of games

first_img 10 2. West Ham have now gone 11 games unbeaten at home in the Premier League, their longest run since 1998, which was 14 matches long. 10 10 4. Mesut Ozil registered his lowest ever pass accuracy (69%) for Arsenal in the Premier League against Manchester United. 10 7. Leicester City have not conceded a goal at home in 478 minutes of football. 10 10 It seems every passing weekend sees milestones met and records broken in English football.This time, in the League Cup final and the Premier League numerous statistics stood out from the crowd as superstars and managers showed their best, and worst, sides.Whether it be goals, passes, tackles or even players ages, there is always something numerical going on.So what were the vital statistics from the latest round of action? Click the right arrow for some of the best facts and figures… 6. Louis van Gaal has given 23 players their Manchester United debuts. 10 10. No player has been directly involved in more Premier League goals in 2016 than Diego Costa (9) – click the right arrow above for another nine fascinating stats 1. Theo Walcott didn’t have a single shot on goal against Manchester United. 9. No Watford player made more passes than Heurelho Gomes’ 37 against Bournemouth. 8. Jurgen Klopp has now lost a cup final in four successive seasons. 5. Manchester United have won back-to-back home games for the first time since September. 3. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have scored more goals between them (33) than Norwich City have in total (30). 10 10 10last_img read more

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Stoke City news: Butland off crutches and making good progress following injury

first_img Jack Butland: The Stoke goalkeeper made 38 appearances for club and country before fracturing his ankle 1 Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has revealed he is off crutches as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.Butland was ruled out for the rest of the season and this summer’s European Championships when he fractured his ankle while playing for his country against Germany in March.The 23-year-old posted a message on Twitter on Monday which said: “On the way back from seeing the surgeon, walked in with crutches, walked out without them!“Fracture healing really well! Happy boy!”Butland then joked: “Just guna dust off my gloves and go and dive around in the garden, fit for the weekend!” Stoke host West Ham on Sunday but he added: “I’m kidding, that would be a miracle! This weekend and the Euros are still a no! But all focus now on being fully fit for pre season.”last_img read more

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