printA baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Leo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020:Deep, dedicated and success-oriented, you explore the limits of human experience and continually push back. This year, you create yet another masterpiece, which is very profitable. Your finances will be better than expected. If single, new love is promised and might surprise you. If attached, you have a blissful bond but might drive your partner crazy unless you can relax more. SAGITTARIUS gives you a run for your money.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★You are popular and appreciated today, wherever you are. You might even have to choose between several prospects. Take a risk and go with the one most challenging. Spin the wheel of fate and see where it lands you. Tonight: Not regretting a thing.This Week: Home improvements are in order.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★Family members need a great deal of attention today. A healing circle is beneficial to a loved one. You will feel a sense of culmination. You’ll feel confident when selecting priorities and releasing old ways and projects. Tonight: Go with the flow.This Week: A stimulating time of many messages.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Today brings an interesting situation with a neighbor or sibling into a new light. There is so much going on that you feel overwhelmed. But your mind is sharp and your words especially eloquent, and you save the day. Tonight: Celebrate with an old friend.This Week: Finances demand your attention.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Today blesses your sector of income. A less intense attitude toward finances surfaces. Your financial goals can all be attained. It’s a good time to seek financial advice and apply for loans and grants. Your writing will be especially strong. Tonight: To bed early.This Week: You shine in a new role.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★With the clarity of bright sunlight, your Sun-ruled sign radiates poise and magnetism. Today promises enthusiasm and motivation as well. Social prospects are bright, and you accomplish much with ease. This heightened vitality adds to your charisma. Tonight: Charm a rival.This Week: Far from the madding crowd.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Quietly performing anonymous acts of kindness brings you a deep happiness, and you might unknowingly befriend an angel in disguise. Select priorities and prepare for the future. Prepare to take on a new project or make a journey. Tonight: A healing herbal soak.This Week: You’re invited to join a new social group.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Associates are about to become more serious and enlist your help in community projects or charities. Be thoughtful about communication of all kinds. Your words are powerful and will shape your future. Tonight: Your heart’s desire can assume a new aspect.This Week: Your career zooms ahead again.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Catch up on work-related responsibilities, but don’t accept new tasks until your home life is balanced — it is Sunday, after all. A loved one needs more of your time. A meditation could bring you guidance. Give it a try. Tonight: A friend offers you encouragement.This Week: You receive an invitation from overseas.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★★Travel, even talk of travel, can facilitate love. A talkative, intelligent companion brings happiness. Expect opposing views about a relationship. Allow others to do as they wish. New friendships with foreign-born people are likely to develop. Tonight: Sampling a completely new menu.This Week: Think carefully about a financial commitment.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Others impact your finances. Be alert concerning the ways partners manage joint resources. Don’t be tempted by any kind of financial risk now. Insurance coverage can be a source of concern. If so, explore new options. Tonight: Personal exploration and journeys.This Week: A partner needs more attention.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★The phrase “meeting of the minds” could have been coined to describe your ideal relationship. Today, you have such an encounter. Circulate in pleasing ways and see what happens. The local library is a wonderful place to start. Tonight: Actually go out on a date.This Week: A specialist is able to help you.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★Your mind-body connection will be especially apparent today. Study your health history. Moderate exercise is favored, but do pamper and be gentle with your body. Invest in a foot reflexology session. (Pisces rule the feet.) The benefits will be astounding. 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“If as a society you take rape seriously as a crime, then these are the things you don’t do: you don’t when allegations are made, try to use Union money to shut up the press from reporting about those allegations without even telling the members that you are doing it; you don’t have that discussion in secret, in Camera, not on the record so no one knows what’s it’s about, and when someone asks for the minutes of the meeting tell them the minutes aren’t available… You don’t refuse to stand aside without prejudice as the Secretary General of Interpol told you to do; you don’t just dismiss it and carry on as normal.”If you do take rape seriously, the moment that allegations are made – at least, the moment you are arrested – you step aside until you have proven yourself innocent. I wish Ben Sullivan had done that. If he’d done that we wouldn’t be here today, there wouldn’t be any trouble, and people wouldn’t be crying outside this Union chamber tonight.”Speaking about the allegations of sexual assault against Sullivan, one student present at the debate commented, “I have suffered in the past; I know what it is like. But that doesn’t mean I don’t believe someone should be judged before they go to court.”Inigo Lapwood, who proposed the motion to drop the no-confidence vote under Rule 43 d) ii), also emphasised the need to avoid using the Union as a courtroom.“I would not risk having an innocent man declared guilty, or a guilty man evade justice due to Union bullshit. Rape allegations are too serious to be hijacked and wielded as a weapon for student political agendas,” Lapwood stated.Towards the end of the debate there was widespread confusion over Lapwood’s secondary motion. Josh Atkinson, a member from St Benet’s and last term’s Returning Officer explained, “Tonight a lengthy debate was had on the motion of No confidence which culminated in a ‘leave of the house’ deciding whether the motion should be withdrawn or not. Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan avoided a vote of no confidence on Thursday evening after members voted to withdraw the motion.After a three-hour debate, Union member Inigo Lapwood proposed to cancel the motion of no confidence on grounds that “whichever way people voted would have had a non-negligible effect on the ongoing criminal proceeding”. The motion not to vote passed 254 to 101.The original motion “This House has no confidence in the president, Benjamin Sullivan, Christ Church” was posted in the Union last Thursday, 15th May, and was signed by over 30 members. This came in response to Sullivan’s arrest on 7th May on suspicion of rape and attempted rape.Aleksy Gaj, who proposed the motion of no confidence, stood first to address the packed chamber. Gaj told the House, “Tonight, my speech is not a comment on the allegations made against Mr Sullivan. It is not to pervert the course of justice in the British legal system.“This is a sad time for Mr Sullivan and his friends, I agree. But this is no basis to be running the Union as its figurehead and president,” he concluded.The heated debate that followed saw a range of issues raised, including worries about affecting Sullivan’s court case and faltering public opinion of the Union.The heated debate that followed Gaj’s opening remarks saw a range of issues raised, including worries about affecting Sullivan’s court case and faltering public opinion of the Union. At one point, Union member Joe Miles declared, “We are making national media for all the wrong reasons.”Speaking after the debate, Barnaby Raine condemned Sullivan’s conduct, “I absolutely want to be as clear as it is possible to be: Ben Sullivan is innocent until he is proven guilty. Nobody has ever denied that, and he should stop implying to the press that anyone is denying that, because nobody is. “Under Rule 43 d) ii), a motion once put can only be withdrawn by ‘leave of the house’; this is what happened. After Inigo’s proposal and the reception it received from the house, the chair assessed that the house may have wanted the motion withdrawn and thus let the house decided. The house decided to withdrawn the motion and thus remain silent due to the issue being so divisive.”Sullivan did not attend the debate due to fear of contempt of court. A prepared statement was read during the debate on his behalf by the Chair, former Secretary Alex Trafford.“The proposition will of course note that this debate has nothing to do with the allegations against me. However, I think it will be difficult to divorce my suitability to hold my office from the validity of the allegations against me. As I have said before, if I am charged, I will resign.”“But passing a vote of no confidence at a time when I am not even able to defend myself would, I believe, go against everything the greater society stands for,” Sullivan’s statement read.Speaking immediately after the debate, Sullivan told Cherwell, “I am pleased that the House has decided to defer to the appropriate procedures of the criminal justice system.”Although the President did not attend the debate, members reported seeing Sullivan standing outside the Union as members exited the chamber. Aliya Yule, a student at the debate, told Cherwell, “Ben Sullivan said that his presence could possibly prejudice a court and he was told not to be here. He was here, he was standing outside when it happened. He was watching everyone come out, he was hugging his friends as they voted for the motion to be removed.“It created an incredibly intimidating atmosphere, it was unbelievably insensitive to survivors of sexual assault, many of whom were in the chamber some of whom voiced their experiences and it further shows how the Union and Ben do not take these rape allegations seriously.”Sullivan rejected these allegations, commenting, “I was outside soon after the vote speaking to some of my close friends. I am not sure how this constituted an intimidating atmosphere, especially given that the vote had already taken place. I also thought it odd that Barnaby Raine came up to me in the courtyard and demanded that I leave.”A motion to bring in a Re-Open Nominations candidate at Union elections had been scheduled to be debated after the no-confidence motion. However under Rule 47 e) iii), 150 members have to vote on a rules change and after the end of the no confidence too few members were left in the chamber for a vote to be held.Speaking to Cherwell, Josh Atkinson, a former RO and proposer of the RON motion, said, “I am saddened that the rules change introducing RON could not be passed. I believe that the Union needs this huge electoral reform and the rules change was written very well to bring it.”He continued, “I am however annoyed that Standing Committee didn’t propose the rule so that it could be brought sooner, I believe this is due to many of its current members wanting to benefit from unopposed elections. I hope that the members get a choice of candidates in the next election with which they are happy and I will bring this motion again in the near future in the hope that, with fewer issues surrounding the Union, we can finally sort out our electoral process.”The motion will be discussed at a future meeting but will not be in place during this term’s elections.For a detailed account of the evening’s debate, see Cherwell’s live-tweets.
Coopland & Son (Scarborough) has recognised trainee bakers undertaking an in-house apprenticeship programme at its new bakery college, during a presentation evening at Hull College last night.The firm, which decided to set up its own bakery college within its Hull manufacturing site last October, presented certificates to 16 apprentices completing their first year of a three-year nationally-recognised training programme designed specifically by Cooplands.The firm’s Diploma for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills, provided at both Level 2 and Level 3, covers a wide range of bakery skills, including fermented dough production, confectionery production and finishing, as well as savoury and sweet pastry production.Chris Wainwright, production director at Coopland & Son, told British Baker: “This college and Diploma was something we decided to set up a couple of years ago, because we saw a need to train our own staff up to the standard we require. We wanted to do it ourselves, so that we had total control over the content of the course.“Our factory in Hull is a large site and we had the room now, which was an ideal space to set up as a bakery college.”Apprentices undertaking the programme have spent between one and two days at Coopland’s bakery college, partaking in both practical and classroom-based training. The remaining days of the week have been dedicated to a 156-week work programme, designed on a bespoke basis for each trainee, who will spend time working on different types of machinery and skill areas at the company’s plant bakery sites.Coopland’s bakery college Diploma, which has been supported by Hull College, was delivered to the first batch of first-year students by Joe Davidson, bakery consultant and ex-chief executive of Associated British Foods.Apprentices going into their second year, which will be the first year of their Level 3 Diploma, are being taught by Jane Hatton, formerly of Brooklands College.Wainwright also presented a number of special awards to individual apprentices on behalf of the company including Apprentice of the Year, which was awarded to Catherine Postance. Michael Denton received the Best Portfolio Technical Award, while Christina Gibbons was presented with the Best Practical Development title.
Two of our Broadway faves together—this is going to be a must see! Marissa Jaret Winokur has been tapped for the previously reported Megan Hilty ABC pilot. Deadline reports that the Tony winner will play a series regular role if the untitled comedy gets picked up. Judah Miller, the writer and executive producer of the project, is married to Winokur.The show follows Irene (Hilty), a flamboyant Tony-winning diva adjusting to being a suburban mom. She is forced outside her comfort zone when she realizes her son is more into sports than show tunes—he’s a natural-born competitive athlete. Winokur will play Donna, the ultimate soccer mom and comedic foil to Irene.Winokur won the Tony for Hairspray and has also appeared on Broadway in Grease. Screen credits include Stacked, Retired At 35, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dancing With The Stars, Playing House and Melissa And Joey. Megan Hilty View Comments Star Files
Coming off of winning the Trojan Invitational last weekend, the fifth-ranked USC women’s volleyball team will look to make it back-to-back tournament victories this weekend in the USC Classic Tournament hosted at the Galen Center.Streaking · Senior opposite hitter Katie Fuller (22) has led USC to a 6-0 start in the 2012 season. She had 328 kills last season. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy will have their 6-0 record tested against the likes of SoCal rival No. 17 San Diego (3-1), who they will play first on Friday at 7 p.m.A sweep of the USC Classic Tournament would put the Women of Troy’s start on par with that of the 2010 squad that won its first 12 matches to open up the year. Although the Women of Troy have won 24 of 26 sets so far this season, head coach Mick Haley still thinks USC has some work to do.“We’re in the process of becoming a really good team. We just need to get through these ups and downs and work on reducing our hitting errors,” Haley said. “The team is focused and they’re trying hard. They’re certainly not at the top of their game yet but improvement is possible and we’ve got a lot of athleticism.”While coach Haley says the team as a whole isn’t at the top of its game yet, it is hard to imagine that freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio could play any better than she has the past two weeks. For the second consecutive week, the 6-foot-2 outside hitter from Guadalajara, Mexico, has garnered the Pac-12’s freshman of the week honors. On top of that, Bricio was named MVP of the Texas A&M Invitational and was also an all-tournament selection for the Trojan Invitational last weekend.“Samantha Bricio has been able to score points for us, which is a very good thing,” Haley said. “We put her out there because of her ball control skills and she’s been a little hot and cold with her passing, but she has gotten much better with her blocking.”In other news, senior opposite hitter Katie Fuller was recently named the most valuable player for the Trojan Invitational. She tallied 10 kills in the final match. Because of her experience both on and off the court, Fuller has emerged as the bona fide leader of what can be a considered a green, albeit talented, USC squad.Fuller will lead the Women of Troy against a talented Toreros team ranked in the Top 20 this year. San Diego will be looking to avenge its season-ending loss to USC in the second round of last year’s NCAA tournament behind stars Chloe Ferrari, Katie Hoekman and Alaysia Brown.When asked about how USC will handle this upcoming weekend, Fuller seemed cautious but confident.“We need to continue to focus on our side of the net,” Fuller said. “We just need to be able to play whoever comes in front of us.”One of the biggest surprises of the year has been the outstanding play of USC’s freshmen. Coach Haley praised all four freshmen and said that their play on the court even surprised some of the older girls on the team.Specifically, Haley went out of his way to praise freshman middle blocker Alicia Ogoms and freshman outside hitter Kiara Wright for their play so far.