first_imgThe scheme will operate on a sliding scale depending on how many people choose to opt in for the subsidy. If a higher percentage of students choose to opt in, the subsidy will be reduced. This prevents the rent for those choosing the default option to increase by more than the specified maximum amount of £50.Ellery Shentall, Wadham Student Union Vice-President told Cherwell: “It has been ensured that the differences between room prices will never be so large as to make differences so overt that they become divisive, but will nonetheless remain significant for those who opt in.”A motion was passed to hold a student-wide referendum rather than just pass the initiative through a regular meeting. The reasoning behind this, as stated in the motion, is that “the SSO is a controversial measure that has material impacts and warrants being taken to referendum”. Implementation requires the support of 50 per cent of those who vote.Lucas Bertholdi-Saad, Wadham Student Union President, proposed the subsidy and referendum. Speaking to Cherwell about the initiative, Bertholdi-Saad said: “I think it is a great experiment… Wadham has a really great feeling of student community and solidarity and I hope this is a way for Wadham students to come together and provide support to those who feel they need it.” Wadham Student Union will next week hold a referendum on a proposal to implement an opt-in subsidy to reduce the college fees for low-income students.The referendum proposes a Self-Selection Options (SSO) method of allocating a rent subsidy. This would give students the choice to anonymously opt-in to receive a subsidy on rent, and it will not be means tested.If students vote in favour of the initiative, Wadham students will be given the choice between two rent options when signing contracts for college rooms. Students will have the option to check a box requesting a lower rent rate which will be accompanied by broad guidelines regarding the intent of the subsidy. This move comes a week after OUSU mandated the creation of a Student Union ‘Class Act’ Campaign, which has set up a committee “open to all OUSU’s student members who self-identify as working class, low income, state comprehensive school educated, or a first-generation student”.One of the co-chairs of the recently announced committee, Ellery Shentall, is a student at Wadham. Speaking to Cherwell on the SSO initiative, Shentall said: “I think it is a positive move to allow for differentials in the amounts people pay for rooms, not in relation to a college-dictated room ‘quality’, nor in relation to problematic and often arbitrary means-tested measures of a students’ ability to pay, but rather in relation to the perception a student has of their own circumstances.”Both Bertholdi-Saad and Shentall are aware of the possible problems of the subsidy not being means tested, however have chosen not to dwell upon the potential for abuse. Speaking to Cherwell, Shentall said: “This system is imperfect, and potentially open to people accepting a subsidy who are far from needing one. However, the expectation is that this won’t be a widespread problem.”If Wadham students vote in favour of the change in the referendum scheduled for Wednesday, the Self-Selection Options initiative is likely to be implemented in the next academic year.center_img The scheme would pay for itself, with the higher default rent option being slightly above the average room rate and the lower rate slightly below.Wadham students currently pay a flat rate for their rooms. The internal subsidy is to act as an alternative to changing this system to one organised into bands. It also aims to help relieve the financial burden for self-selecting low income students.Those behind the initiative are predicting roughly 30 per cent of Wadham students opting in for the subsidy. If this prediction is correct, it would result in a decrease of £120 per student on the lower option and an increase of £50 per student on the default option.last_img read more

first_imgRawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades. Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades.CONSTRUCTION on a Robina apartment project has been fast-tracked following strong sales over summer.Local builder and developer Rawcorp has decided to construct the two buildings that will make up Bellevue at The Glades simultaneously instead of in two different stages.Marketing Projects SEQ director Kyia Anderson said about five months has been shaved off the construction timeline for building two with the entire development tipped to be finished in September. Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades. Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades.“The rate of sales has exceeded expectations, enabling Rawcorp to bring forward the construction program for building two, which is uncommon,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“This is great news for people who have purchased in building one as they will not be moving into a construction site, and the activity on site has instilled confidence in prospective buyers.“Construction is full steam ahead with both the basement and ground floor car parks structurally complete and scaffolding now up to level two.“The whole program has been successful from site acquisition to sales and now construction.”Bellevue will include 58 apartments across two buildings, which will be connected at the podium level.center_img Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades.The development, which was designed by AG Architects, will have two to five apartments on each floor. They will range from 92sq m to 168sq m internally with 23 to 105sq m balconies overlooking the skyline, rolling fairways of the Greg Norman championship golf course or the hinterland.The development is more than 65 per cent sold within six months.“Baby Boomers, downsizing professionals and first home buyers have made up the majority of sales to date,” Ms Anderson said. “There’s an under-supply in Robina and simply nothing compares to Bellevue in terms of size and quality. “The apartments are also some of the most affordable new apartments on a square-metre rate on the Gold Coast, now selling from $449,000. “Coupled with low body corporate of $62 to $71 per week, Bellevue represents exceptional value for money.”Residents will have exclusive access to a pool, gym, sauna and barbecue area. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47last_img read more

first_imgJarabelo was nabbed after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P200 around 10:53 a.m. onSaturday, the report added. Resident Joseph Jarabelo yielded thesuspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Suspected shabuweighing about one gram valued at around P6,000 was seized in a buy-bust operationin Barangay Handumanan. Representative Photo The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 10, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

first_imgParis Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier is full of confidence ahead of Cote d’Ivoire’s Africa Cup of Nations title defence.The Elephants claimed the title in 2015 and are looking to defend their title in Gabon when the tournament gets under way later this month.The 2017 edition of the African showpiece is set to start on January 14 and concluded with the final on February 5.Cote d’Ivoire are in Group C at the Afcon alongside DR Congo, Morocco and Togo. Their first match is scheduled for January 16 against Togo.Aurier was named in coach Michel Dussuyer’s squad for the Afcon and joins the team full of confidence.Aurier was given a major boost before he headed off to represent Côte d’Ivoire at the 2017 AFCON after being named in the African Team of the Year at the African Football Confederation’s annual awards ceremony in the Nigerian capital, Abuja on Thursday.Aurier was selected in a back four that also included former Toulouse FC and AS Monaco centre-back Aymen Abdennour.Ex-AS Saint-Étienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who finished runner-up to Leicester City’s former Havre AC man Riyad Mahrez for the Player of the Year honour, was also selected.African Team of the Year: Denis Onyango (Uganda – Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA) – Serge Aurier (Côte d’Ivoire – Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia – Valencia/ESP), Eric Bailly (Côte d’Ivoire – Villarreal/ESP then Manchester United/ENG), Joyce Lomalisa (Democratic Republic of Congo – Vita/COD) – Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe – Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia – TP Mazembe/DRC), Keagan Dolly (South Africa – Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon – Dortmund/GER), Sadio Mané (Senegal – Southampton/ENG then Liverpool/ENG), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria – Leicester/ENG)Substitutes: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia – Etoile du Sahel/TUN), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal – Napoli/ITA), Salif Coulibaly (Mali – TP Mazembe/COD), Islam Slimani (Algeria – Sporting/POR then Leicester/ENG), Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Roma/ITA), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria – Manchester City/ENG), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria – Arsenal/ENG)  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more