Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Posted Jun 19, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Diocese of Southwest Florida] The Rev. Wayne F. Farrell, 54, this week was elected rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Tarpon Springs. The parish, organized in 1892, is one of the oldest churches in the Diocese of Southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay region.“I am pleased and honored to be called as rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Tarpon Springs,” said Farrell, a lifelong Episcopalian and native of Sarasota.Farrell, whose position was approved this week by Bishop Dabney T. Smith, will be formally installed this fall as only the fourth rector for the church, which is notable for still worshipping in its original Florida carpenter gothic church building. Throughout its history, All Saints’ has been closely linked to the history and economic development of Tarpon Springs; one of the founding members of the parish was responsible for bringing the sponging industry to Tarpon Springs and also founded the Tarpon Springs Sponge Exchange.Called to All Saints’ Church in September of 2011, Farrell has served as Priest-in-Charge for the past 21 months under the direction of the Diocese. Farrell is a 1980 graduate of the University of Florida. He and his wife Trish have been married for 29 years and have two adult children. After working 27 years as a small businessman in the field of real estate development and home building, he was called to the ordained ministry. In 2011, Farrell graduated with a Masters of Divinity from the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.All Saints’, located near the north end of Lake Tarpon, was organized in 1892 during the tenure of missionary Bishop William Crane Gray, who opened some of the earliest settler churches in Florida. The first sermon was preached in the current church building in 1906 and it was consecrated in 1907. All Saints’ has been an important church in the Episcopal Diocese; the late Bishop Henry I. Louttit was vicar of the church while it was a mission.In June 1979, the church building moved from downtown Tarpon Springs to its current location at 1700 Keystone Road. Today, the church continues to be an important part of the Tarpon Springs community. All Saints’ is a founding member of the Shepherd Center coalition for the needy and also hosts the independent Christian academy Solid Rock Community School on their campus.“Our parish is grateful to Bishop Smith and his staff for their support during our transition,” said Farrell. “Most importantly, this congregation is thankful at being strengthened by the Holy Spirit over the past 21 months. We look forward to the new places God is leading us in mission and ministry.” Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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ArchDaily Manufacturers: Firestone Building Products, Arteknia, Atika, Carpenter, Dellorto, Duomo, George Stone, MK, Orlando Gatica, TEP, TecmaConstruction:Constructora Almar (Francisco Alvarez)Finishes:Victor Valladares, Vasco CuevasStructures:OPH (Oscar Paredes)Technical Inspection:Eduardo CortezElectrical:Sergio AlempartePlumbing:Simona SimonattiThermal Efficiency:Pablo SillsHVAC:Carlos Alberto InfanteLighting Design:Paulina Sir, Gaspar ArenasFurniture:Orlando Gatica, Luis LopezPool:Favertec, Carlos VargasTotal Surface:1460 m2Client:Inmobiliaria Casa AiraAño De Proyecto:2006 – 2010Año De Construcción:2010-2011Collaborator:Grupo Aira (Francisco Garcia Huidobro)Landscape:Teresa Moller y asociadosCity:Lo BarnecheaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Isabel Fernandez“Soplo”, Spanish for “breath”,which breathes life, is the wind that passes smoothly through the openings. Itis the shapes that draws the wind on the sand. Save this picture!© Ana María LopezSave this picture!© Isabel FernandezProject gallerySee allShow lessLondon School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) New Global Center for the So…EventPortland State University’s School of Architecture launches Center for Public Intere…Articles Share Save this picture!© Isabel FernandezThe interiors are designed assculpture, achieving a dialogue between architecture and sculpture. CopyHouses•Lo Barnechea, Chile Soplo House / Cazú Zegers G.Save this projectSaveSoplo House / Cazú Zegers G. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/378031/soplo-house-cazu-zegers-g Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!ConceptoSave this picture!CroquisThe roof is proposed as a fifthfacade, covered with a deck and flowers, which contribute to the thermalefficiency of the house. The concept of the garden is that of an agrarianlandscape, planted in a system of curved terraces that follow the dialogue ofthe access walls, flanked by the 25 m pool, designed to swim. Soplo House / Cazú Zegers G. “COPY” Save this picture!Planta Primer Piso+ 55The curves are designed in adouble system of golden ratios, which give form to the “breath”. Projects Architects: Cazú Zegers Area Area of this architecture project 2011 “COPY” This house is located in anextraordinary urban space, it is proposed as a “pavilion open to the landscape”.The back, which coincides with the access, is hermetic, closed by curved walls,inspired by the experience of walking through the sculpture of Richard Serra inGuggenheim Bilbao with my daughter Clara. It is a single-family houselocated at the foot of Manquehue hill in Santiago. It does not require to beconsidered as a special, or different, architecture, but instead is focused ongenerating a homogeneous facade with the neighboring house (which belongs to mysister), designed by the national architecture prize winner Luis Izquierdo. Thus,Soplo House takes the lines from Rollan Zegers house, opening a greatterritorial space to the view. Save this picture!© Isabel Fernandez+ 55 Share Year: Save this picture!© Isabel Fernandez+ 55In the interior, we focus onextreme subtraction, an open space with a double circulation, one in the back,hermetic, and the other through the landscape, which means that no room reachesthe facade window. We thereby generate a dynamic space without hierarchies. Thedwelling happens in a continuous flow, between interior and exterior,horizontal and vertical, making the 1400 m2 plot become infinite, with multiplepossibilities. Area: 280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/378031/soplo-house-cazu-zegers-g Clipboard Houses Chile CopyAbout this officeCazú ZegersOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodLo BarnecheaChilePublished on May 28, 2013Cite: “Soplo House / Cazú Zegers G.” [Casa Soplo / Cazú Zegers] 28 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Area: 129 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Architecture Show Area Area of this architecture project Year: Houses Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531508/i-house-architecture-show Clipboard CopyHouses•Sasebo, Japan I-House / Architecture ShowSave this projectSaveI-House / Architecture Show Photographs: Toshihisa IshiiText description provided by the architects. The building site is a long, narrow piece of land between a coastline road and a cliff. The key design concept, besides assuring a sufficient living space, was to harmonize with the surrounding natural environment.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalThe land sits two meters below the roadside, and the natural slope of the land was daringly used without trying to restructure it. The building has a beautifully aesthetic form that makes it appear to be floating in the air. The north side facing the road is flat and simple. When approaching the house in a car, the white form of the west side of the building gradually gets larger, and reflects the sunlight.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiThere are no windows on the sides of the building. It is designed so that from every window only the sea is visible. In the Horizontal house, the blue sky and sea directly in front of it belong to the family living in it. Turning one’s attention to the sound of the ocean waves creates a relaxing living experience.
The house sits not in the middle of the city but in a unique natural environment, so the architect designed the house to bring the residents the benefits of that environment through both the choice of materials and the design overall. To not spoil the landscape required a design that would meld the building into its surroundings.Save this picture!SectionNaturally, the design had to provide the functionality of a residential home. The first floor of Horizontal house, which serves as the parking area, is built from reinforced concrete, while the second floor, part of which doubles as an office, as well as the third floor living and dining area, are a mixed structure of wood and reinforced concrete. As there is line of sight in all four directions, runoff rainwater is gathered inside the structure with a V-shaped roof slope.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiThe house supports living face to face with the vastness of nature, sometimes gentle and sometimes fierce. It is certain that the owner will come to love the rich variation of the Japanese climate even more after having lived in the house.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiOriginally published on August 05, 2014.Project gallerySee allShow lessXiadi Paddy Field Bookstore of Librairie Avant-Garde / TAOSelected ProjectsHUSH Studios / Inaba Williams ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Toshihisa Ishii+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2011 Japan “COPY” I-House / Architecture Show ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/531508/i-house-architecture-show Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeArchitecture ShowOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaseboIcebergHousesWoodJapanPublished on January 16, 2020Cite: “I-House / Architecture Show” 15 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Los productores lecheros están vertiendo millones de galones de leche en las lagunas. Los productores agrícolas están volcando las verduras frescas al suelo. Se están destruyendo miles de millones de dólares en alimentos.Esto está sucediendo mientras millones de personas hacen fila para llegar a los bancos de alimentos locales que no pueden satisfacer la enorme demanda, que es mayor debido a los despidos de 22 millones de trabajadores relacionados con el coronavirus.¿Por qué es esto? La escasez de alimentos no existe en los Estados Unidos. De hecho, hay abundancia de alimentos. Pero muchos agricultores no pueden vender a los compradores habituales, como restaurantes, hoteles y escuelas, ya que muchos están cerrados debido a la pandemia. La red de distribución a esos clientes se ha volcado y miles de agricultores no pueden permitirse el lujo de transportar alimentos por todo el país.Si no se compran alimentos, si no hay mercados, si no se pueden realizar ventas y obtener ganancias, los alimentos se destruyen, en lugar de donarse a los millones que los necesitan.Bajo el capitalismo, la comida es una mercancía. Al igual que todos los productos básicos, desde teléfonos celulares hasta automóviles, se produce para ser vendido con fines de lucro. Si los agricultores no pueden permitirse enviar alimentos, se desperdicia. Y si los trabajadores no pueden permitirse el lujo de comprar lo que se encuentra en los estantes de los supermercados, no lo hacen a menos que un banco de alimentos, una organización religiosa o comunitaria o un sindicato lo proporcionen. Así es como opera el capitalismo.Si las tiendas están comprando menos alimentos porque sus clientes se quedan en casa debido a las advertencias pandémicas o no pueden darse el lujo de comprarlo, como es el caso de muchos trabajadores desempleados, los agricultores se deshacen de ellos. Cuando los restaurantes, que habitualmente compran la mitad de los productos agrícolas, no compran, se quedan sin cosechar, sin embalar, sin transportar y, por lo tanto, sin vender.Hambre en el país más ricoLa pandemia ha puesto de relieve la precariedad de la vida de los trabajadores en los Estados Unidos capitalistas, y ha intensificado la contradicción entre la producción y distribución de alimentos. Ha revelado el hambre y la desnutrición generalizadas que existían en el país más rico del mundo incluso antes de la llegada de COVID-19, porque muchas personas no pueden pagar los alimentos. No se cultiva ni fabrica como servicio público. Bajo el capitalismo, producir y vender esta necesidad es un medio para un fin: las ganancias.Antes de la pandemia, 37 millones de personas aquí estaban “insuficientes en alimentos”, un término elegante para hambrientos. Alrededor de ese número recibió beneficios inadecuados del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria. El año pasado, 40 millones de personas tuvieron que depender de bancos de alimentos y comedores populares. Los trabajadores de bajos salarios, las personas mayores y las personas con discapacidad dependen de esta asistencia.Pero luego golpeó COVID-19: 22 millones de personas fueron despedidas, suspendidas o tuvieron recortes salariales. Alrededor del 59 por ciento de los trabajadores, desproporcionadamente negros y latinos, habían estado viviendo de un sueldo a otro. Ahora, muchos de los recién desempleados no pueden pagar alimentos para sus familias y han recurrido a los bancos de alimentos.Las imágenes de las noticias mostraron a 10.000 personas en fila y esperando durante horas en un centro de distribución de alimentos de San Antonio. Esta impactante escena se repite en todo el país todos los días, a medida que la demanda se dispara, en algunas ciudades en un 50 por ciento. Los operadores de bancos de alimentos rechazan renuentemente a miles de familias necesitadas.Mientras tanto, los bancos de alimentos ahora tienen que comprar gran parte de lo que solía ser donado, y a precios altos. Algunos están gastando millones de dólares para transportar cargas de camiones. Varios han tenido que cerrar justo cuando su ayuda se necesita desesperadamente.Sin embargo, el gobierno federal debe comprar productos frescos de los agricultores y pagar para transportarlos a las despensas de alimentos o establecer centros de distribución. Podría contratar trabajadores desempleados para conducir los camiones y repartir los alimentos, pero de forma segura.Dado que este es un país capitalista, los ricos y sus políticos se negarán a esto, ya que priorizan la obtención de ganancias, no las necesidades humanas. Incluso ahora con la crisis de desempleo, el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos se negó a usar los poderes de desastre para ampliar la elegibilidad para cupones de alimentos.La lucha de un pueblo ganó beneficios de cupones de alimentos en primer lugar. Eso es lo que se necesitará para que las personas obtengan lo que necesitan, ya sea alimentos, vivienda, atención médica, trabajos con un salario digno o condiciones de trabajo seguras.La campaña, La Comida Es Un Derecho, nacida del Congreso de Todos los Pueblos, respaldado por el Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero, lanzó una lucha en 1982 para presionar al gobierno a abrir sus depósitos de alimentos “excedentes”. Demandó a la administración Reagan y organizó muchas protestas. Poco después de que ellos perdiera la demanda, este movimiento de base ganó la liberación de toneladas de alimentos.En la Cuba socialista, la producción y distribución de alimentos están altamente organizadas. La comida nunca se desperdicia. Las necesidades de las personas siempre son lo primero en importancia. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 26, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Bartholomew County Approves New Livestock Farm Zoning Regulations Bartholomew County Approves New Livestock Farm Zoning Regulations SHARE A central Indiana county has approved new restrictions on livestock farms limiting where those farms can be built. The ordinance approved this week by the Bartholomew County commissioners takes effect immediately for concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. The (Columbus) Republic reports it calls for CAFOs to be built no closer than a quarter-mile from schools, health care facilities and churches, and 500 feet from residential lots in areas zoned for agriculture. New farms must also be at least a 500 feet from any water well.The setbacks are considered a compromise between livestock producers and residents worried about the health and environmental impacts of livestock farms’ smells, dust and runoff. Facebook Twitter Previous articleDuPont Pioneer and John Deere Help Growers to See More GreenNext articleStudy Finds Gap on GMO Food Knowledge Gary Truitt
November 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed blogger singled out for mistreatment, lawyers say in complaint Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 6, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Receive email alerts News News Follow the news on Egypt to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the state of health of jailed blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman and said it supported the complaint which his three lawyers filed yesterday accusing a prison official, identified as Medhat Samir, of conspiring to have him mistreated and held him in solitary confinement.Better known by the blog name of “Kareem Amer,” Suleiman has been held in Borg Al Arab prison near Alexandria since his arrest on 6 November 2006.“We support this initiative by Kareem Amer’s lawyers and we call for his release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He was unjustly convicted for criticising the Mubarak government’s religious and authoritarian excesses in his blog. He has now been held in bad condition for more than a year . We think he has served enough of this sentence.”In his letters, Suleiman is referring to the “physical and moral” torture to which he is being subjected. He said he was “handcuffed and beaten” and then thrown into an isolation cell, where he was given hardly any food or water. “I have been subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” he said.In one of the letters, Suleiman asked his lawyer, Rawda Ahmed, to bring a complaint against Medhat Samir and the prison doctor who, he said, had falsified a medical report. Referring to the complaint filed yesterday, one of his lawyers said: “We do not hold out a lot of hope, but we want justice to be done.”Suleiman’s friends continue to campaign for his release. “He looks more haggard and drawn in every photo we get from him,” a member of his support committee said. “His life will be in danger if he is not released quickly.”Suleiman was sentenced on 22 February to three years in prison for “inciting hatred of Islam” and another year in prison for insulting President Hosni Mubarak. As well as criticising the government in his blog, he criticised Egypt’s leading religious institutions including the Sunni university of Al-Azhar, where he studied law. “We support this initiative by Kareem Amer’s lawyers and we call for his release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He was unjustly convicted for criticising the Mubarak government’s religious and authoritarian excesses in his blog. He has now been held in bad condition for more than a year . We think he has served enough of this sentence.” January 22, 2021 Find out more
Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Empower Summer CampTHIS Summer two free Summer camps will be run in Limerick and Tipperary to empower the next generation of young entrepreneurs and innovators.The HEA funded summer camps which are facilitated by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Mary Immaculate College are designed to encourage and develop young people and their passion for innovation and creativity skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the Empower summer camps, Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation and Enterprise at LIT, welcomes the collaboration between LIT and MIC and how it will enhance the skills of the youth.Empower Summer Camp with LIT and MIC“Every young person we work with has the potential to solve problems, to create, disrupt and impact our future in a positive way – to be the next generation of change makers. For that to be fully realised it needs to be nurtured and developed. To power that potential we have created this high quality, educational, activity based programme,“Empower promises to be a week-long immersive, social and fun experience whilst also challenging the young people who sign up as they develop valuable skills as well as make friendships for life,” she said.The camps are aimed at post primary school students and will take place on both the LIT and MIC campuses in Limerick and Thurles and include field trips as well.The Limerick camps kicks off on June 17th and you can register at www.lit.ie/RDI/Empower. Advertisement Twitter NewsBusinessLIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneursBy Meghann Scully – May 31, 2019 200 Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSEmpowerinnovationKeepingLimerickPostedlimerickLITMICSummer campyouth Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021Next articleThree killed in Loughill crash Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
The polarization behaviour of radio waves which have been transmitted and reflected at or near normal incidence in an ice sheet can be explained if the ice is assumed to be a uniaxial birefringent material. Equations are derived for describing the change in polarization for the experimental conditions usually encountered when sounding ice sheets. One of the initial unknowns which can be found is the direction of the effective optic axis which determines the basic reference frame. Other parameters which can be found and related to the physical nature of the ice and reflecting surface are the total phase shift between the ordinary and extraordinary rays and their relative amplitude. The operation of several different types of polarimeter is discussed in order to compare the amount and the quality of information which can be obtained for various degrees of complexity in equipment and technique.
A national demonstration in favour of free education has been called for Wednesday 19 November in central London. The protestors aim to demonstrate their opposition to tuition fees and steps towards privatisation in education. Occupations and other forms of local action are also being planned to occur in conjunction with the demonstration.The protest seeks to bring together a coalition of student groups and campaigns from across the country. Amongst the groups that have so far come out in support of the protest are the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), the Student Assembly Against Austerity, the Young Greens, as well as some local university campus groups, such as Defend Education Birmingham.The planned demonstration follows the National Union of Students passing a motion in support of free education, at its annual conference in Liverpool in April.Beth Redmond of the NCAFC said, “Four years on from the election of the Coalition, it is clear that fees have failed. Whole areas of higher and further education are now off limits to anyone without rich parents, and education workers are being squeezed, sacked and outsourced. We are calling this demonstration to take the fight to the government and to demand a public education system that serves society and is free and accessible to everyone.”James Elliott, a student at St Edmund Hall and member of the NCAFC National Committee, said, “Oxford students should have every reason to attend what could be one of the biggest demonstrations since 2010. Given our Vice-Chancellor’s appetite for £16,000 fees while cutting his cleaners’ pay packets, we should join with the rest of the student movement and demand an education system that is free, public and democratic.”Oxford Activist Network member Xavier Cohen said, “I expect that the Oxford Activist Network will overwhelmingly vote to support this demonstration and campaign in common rooms for funding for transport so that Oxford students can protest en masse for free education.”MASSIVE NEWS: a coalition of groups is calling a NATIONAL DEMO FOR FREE EDUCATION on November 19th…. http://t.co/jLxR1PxQ5K— Against Fees & Cuts (@NCAFC_UK) July 2, 2014