Guilded Cage Broken

May 3, 2021


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first_imgThe Oxford Guild, a student society which describes itself as “Oxford and the UK’s largest and oldest student careers society,” has suffered a number of resignations from senior committee members objecting to the “current framework and culture within the Oxford Guild.”Over half of the Oxford Guild’s senior committee co-signed a letter of resignation submitted at 12.01am this morning. Out of the present executive committee of nine, only the President, Chairman and two of the four Vice Presidents remain.In the letter of resignation shared with Cherwell, the co-signatories state, “We are against the continued counterproductive involvement of certain individuals that are no longer at the University and yet insist on being omnipotent within the Guild.“We would like to express our gratitude to those students that we have worked with, either alongside or under, and in particular, to the current President, who has done his utmost to try to keep us together as a cohesive society.“However, after countless efforts, we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that it is not possible to align the culture of the Oxford Guild with our idea of working within a society that is focused on adding value to students, run in a meritocratic and transparent manner, with a clear framework to underpin it.”In addition to the resignations from the executive committee, 11 further committee members, including the Guild Ball President, have also signed the letter announcing their resignation with immediate effect.The co-signatories also announce their launching of a new student organistion, saying, “We have decided to build the Oxford Student Foundation, which will exemplify our beliefs, values and ideas; and will focus on areas that the Oxford Guild does not effectively cover.”Speaking to Cherwell about the project, the co-signatories said, “The Oxford Student Foundation is a unique platform that offers a network of initiatives – providing students with hands-on experience and valuable opportunity. The Foundation and its revolutionary approach, allows students to discover the work that truly inspires them.OSF will link together a number of existing societies such as the Oxford Microfinance Initiative and the Oxford Strategy Group, and will found Initiatives in areas such as law, entrepreneurship, asset management and banking, that do not currently exist. The unique framework of OSF leaves scope for further expansion into other areas through the founding of new Initiatives. Further details will be revealed when we launch at the start of Trinity 2016.”The Oxford Student Foundation’s website was launched last night.The Oxford Guild in its current form was launched by Abbas Kazmi, and Adam Chekroud in 2012. Kazmi has left the University but remains Chairman of the Guild and remains involved in the day-to-day running of the society’s affairs.The Guild is a careers society that organises careers opportunities, including speaker and networking events, and is sponsored by organisations including Goldman Sachs, KPMG and JP Morgan.The Society has also hosted a number of high-profile speakers. A year ago on Wednesday, the Guild hosted Kanye West as a speaker and is expected to be hosting UK Grime MC Stormzy on Monday.The Vice-President for speakers, Shakeel Hashim, was one of the cosignatories to the letter of resignation.This wave of resignations follows the resignation last term of then-President Alexi Andriopoulous.The Guild has now published a response.last_img read more

Ilya Kovalchuk, Montreal Canadiens agree to one-year deal

August 14, 2020


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first_imgWINTER CLASSIC: What it meant to the NHL, Dallas and the Southern hockey fan The wait is over: Ilya Kovalchuk has a new home.After his contract with the Los Angeles Kings was terminated Dec. 16, many wondered whether and when Kovalchuk would sign with another club. The speculation has officially ended as the 36-year-old winger agreed Friday to a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk. The deal will pay Kovalchuk $700,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL.#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 3, 2020The deal pays the Russian forward $700,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL to finish off the 2019-20 season.Drafted first overall in the 2001 draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, Kovalchuk will now play for his fourth franchise, after only 91 games with the Kings. In his eighth season with the Thrashers, he was traded to New Jersey, where he played three additional seasons. Before heading to Los Angeles in 2018, he played four seasons in the KHL with St. Petersburg SKA after announcing retirement from the NHL on July 11, 2013.In 897 games at the NHL level, Kovalchuk has 436 goals and 859 points.last_img read more

Juventus tell Manchester United they are interested in signing Paul Pogba

November 16, 2019


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first_imgJuventus have made contact with Manchester United to see whether they would consider selling Paul Pogba this summer. Share on Facebook Read more Share on Pinterest Transfer window Manchester United Share on Messenger Serie A Share via Email Reuse this content Summer transfer window recap – every deal from Europe’s top five leagues news Paul Pogba The Serie A champions are keen to sign a world-class midfielder before next season starts and they were initially looking at Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and made an offer of €60m (£53.2m) last month but ended their interest in the Serb when Lazio said they were holding out for €90m.The Turin side, who are looking for a new manager after Massimiliano Allegri departed after winning his fifth consecutive scudetto, have now turned their attentions to Pogba. They have made United aware of their interest in the French midfielder, who played for them between 2012 and 2016.Pogba has indicated that he would be happy to rejoin Juventus, where he still has a great relationship with Fabio Paratici, the sporting director, as well as several of the players. Juve are now waiting to hear from United whether there is an opportunity to sign Pogba and, if so, at what price. Share on Twitter Read more Juve are not in a position to pay the £93.2m Pogba cost when he joined the Premier League side in 2016 and could try to include a player, possibly Paulo Dybala, Alex Sandro or Douglas Costa in a deal.Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid last summer for €100m means that the club will have to offload some players if they want to invest heavily in new signings.They are hoping that the current Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, will take over from Allegri. The Italian has told Chelsea he would like to return to Serie A with Juventus and it is now up to Juve to make a formal approach for the 60-year-old. Juventus Share on LinkedIn European club football Share on WhatsApp Maurizio Sarri tells Chelsea he wants to return to Italy with Juventus Topicslast_img read more