Regent’s Park have announced a landmark change to accommodation rules that will allow men and women to share two person flats, a living arrangement that was previously impossible.The decision was made by the PPH authorities following a fellow’s meeting, and confirmed in a JCR meeting on Wednesday.It was decided that the policy would no longer apply to future choices in third year accommodation. In an email sent out to Regent’s Park students, JCR President Jack Weston said, “Good news! College have confirmed that they’re happy for one male and one female person to share a two person flat. “This means we can now move things forward (at last!). Straight after the JCR Main Meeting at 7.45pm on Monday (20th Feb), we’ll have another meeting to determine which rooms will be occupied by which people next year.”The meeting on Monday will determine rooms according to positions on the housing ballot.Fiona Floate, PA to the Regent’s Park Principal, commented, “The peculiar layout of the some of our college accommodation led to the introduction of this policy many years ago.“It has never been an issue raised by the students before, but this year the SCR and JCR independently decided that it should be set aside.”JCR Welfare Rep Kirsty Borthwick pointed out that, “The process went really smoothly and represents the wishes of the JCR fully. This was quite simply a move to modernise an outdated set of ballot rules.”The change followed a unanimous vote by the JCR.Alasdair Maher, former LGBT rep and current Social Sec, explained what may have been a reason for the old rule, saying, “I think it was mainly a concern that people in relationships living together in close proximity during their final year may result in tension or stress on their studies if their relationship were to break down.”Ben Hudson described the change as “progressive” and “fair,” adding, “it makes sense to give people more opportunity to choose who they live with.”When asked why the rule had taken so long to overturn, Hudson commented, “This was probably just the first year when people were organised enough to do something about it. It’s just a very old rule that people hadn’t thought about enough to question.”These sentiments were echoed by second year Philosophy and Theology student Trisha Soneji,who said, “I am glad that this change has taken place, it makes choosing people to live with far easier.“I’m not sure why college had the rule in the first place, but it is good that they have now amended it.”
On Saturday, Pearl Jam unexpectedly dropped a new single, entitled “Can’t Deny Me”. Marking the band’s first original release since 2013’s Lightning Bolt LP, the track preview came with no supporting information and was only fully available to stream to members of the band’s official Ten Club fan club. Last night, the song became available across streaming platforms and was confirmed by the band to be included on their forthcoming album.According to Consequence of Sound, the press release notes that the politically-charged new song was co-written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and guitarist Mike McCready and recorded in February in Seattle with producer Brendan O’Brien. The single’s artwork, depicting a young girl in protest, holding up a sign that reads “You Can’t Deny Me” with “Pearl Jam” graffitied behind her, was created by Jeff Ament and Kevin Shuss.You can now stream “Can’t Deny Me” in full below:Pearl Jam – “Can’t Deny Me”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>In just a few days, Pearl Jam will head out on South American tour. This summer, the band is slated to perform in Europe, before they head back to North American for a series of stadium shows, dubbed “the Home Shows” in Seattle and the “Away Shows” at Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Missoula, Montana’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium.Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, the band’s first year of eligibility, Pearl Jam has sold nearly 32 million records in the United States and an estimated 60 million worldwide, earning their place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Check out the full tour schedule below.Pearl Jam 2018 Tour Dates:03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina03/21 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Maracana Stadium03/24 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil06/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome06/15 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival06/18 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/22 – Milan, IT @ I-Days Festival at Area Expo06/24 – Padova, IT @ Stadio Euganeo06/26 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico07/01 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena07/03 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena07/05 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau St. Jordi07/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival07/14 – Lisbon PT @ NOS Alive Festival08/08 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field08/10 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field08/13 – Missoula, MT @ Washington Grizzly Stadium08/18 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field08/20 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field09/02 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park09/04 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
April 30, 2006 Regular News Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positions Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positions The Family Law Section has received permission to lobby on 10 more legislative positions.The Board of Governors reviewed and authorized the positions at its April meeting.Under Bar policies, sections are given wide latitude on legislative activities as long as their positions do not conflict with a Bar-wide position or cause deep emotional and philosophical divisions among Bar members.With the new positions, the section: • Supports amending F.S. §61.30(6), which would provide that when the parents combined income exceeds the child support guidelines schedule amounts the percentages contained at the end of subparagraph (6) not be used as a basis for awarding child support beyond the reasonable needs of the children.• Supports amending F.S. §61.30 11(a)10 and F.S. §61.30 11(b) to require mandatory deviation in the calculation of child support and the continuing utilization of the “gross-up” method for child support calculation when the particular parenting arrangement provides that parties’ children spend a substantial amount of time with the noncustodial parent. The threshold for determination of “substantial time-sharing” should be reduced from 40 percent to 20 percent of the overnights.• Supports an amendment to F.S. §61.30 11 (d), which would codify current case law addressing the formula for calculating child support in split custody cases.• Opposes any amendment to F.S. §61.30, which would delegate the obligation to review and, if appropriate, reconfigure the child support guidelines schedule in F.S. Chapter 61, to the Supreme Court of the State of Florida or the State of Florida, Department of Revenue.• Opposes Senate Bill 1080’s incorporation of family team conferencing as an ADR mechanism unless it incorporates the appropriate procedural safeguards by amending proposed F.S. §39.01(30) to incorporate same.• Opposes SB 1080 unless the current definition of parent is amended to be consistent with the definition set forth in F.S. Chapter 63.• Supports SB 1080 with the enhancement of the definition of “incarcerated parent.”• Supports SB 2266 with the amendment of F.S. §827.03 to incorporate a fourth category of child abuse provided that the definition of corporal punishment is amended to define excessive corporal punishment as consistent with definitions thereof set forth in §39.01 (30)(a) 4 a.-k.; as well as the incorporation of the phrases “permanent or temporary” in reference to i. disfigurement and j. loss or impairment of a body part or function.• Supports SB 438 and HB 221 but urges that at the end of subparagraphs (1)(a) and (2)(a) of these bills be amended to include additional limiting language pertaining to fraud or misrepresentation.• Opposes SB 2012 unless the current language intended to amend §39.407(5) is deleted thereby leaving the authority of the judiciary to order that a child receive developmental disability services intact under F.S. Chapter 39.
Steve Harper has called on the Hull board to hand Steve Bruce a new deal.The City chief’s current deal expires next summer and, before the permanent appointment of Kit Symons, the 53-year-old was linked with a shock move to Championship side Fulham.When asked whether there’s a doubt about Bruce’s future at Hull, the Hull goalkeeper said: “I would hope not. He’s a tough manager and when jobs come up, and he doesn’t have a [long] contract at Hull, then he’s going to be linked with them.“He’s done a fantastic job at Hull and they really need to tie him down. The players have a great relationship with him.”