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El Consejo Ejecutivo adopta un anteproyecto de presupuesto para el…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Executive Council, Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 31, 2012 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó el 29 de enero un anteproyecto de presupuesto que incluye dinero destinado a “abrir la puerta para hacer una reforma a largo plazo en el modo de hacer negocios como Iglesia”.El Consejo Ejecutivo dedicó la mayor parte de su reunión del 27 al 29 de enero aquí, en el Centro de Conferencias del Instituto Marítimo, a discutir el anteproyecto de presupuesto, alternando el debate entre los asuntos de panorama general con la negociación de las pequeñas partidas específicas. También aprobó lo que la obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, llamó una resolución “de enorme significación” en la que expresaba su solidaridad con el pueblo de la República de Sudán del Sur.El anteproyecto del presupuesto representa $104,9 millones en ingresos provenientes de las diócesis y de inversiones, más otras fuentes tales como alquiler de instalaciones, y un monto semejante de gastos. No incluye la obra de reasentamiento de refugiados que realiza la Iglesia, la cual se lleva a cabo con subvenciones gubernamentales, según explicara el tesorero Kurt Barnes.Él dijo que el anteproyecto del presupuesto se publicará aquí en los próximos días.El presupuesto, que no será final hasta que sesione la Convención General en julio, propone reservar dinero para hacer “una consulta de toda la Iglesia” sobre la configuración y trabajo futuros de la Iglesia Episcopal. Incluye dinero también para proyectos experimentales, que el jefe de operaciones, Stacy Sauls, dijo que podría mostrar cómo el poder adquisitivo y organizativo de la Iglesia sería capaz de ayudar a las congregaciones y diócesis a liberar más [dinero] de sus recursos para el trabajo de la misión.Sauls caracterizó esos planes de cooperación como una manera de provocar “un cambio significativo a largo plazo” en la manera en que los funcionarios de la Iglesia se relacionan con el resto de ella. El Consejo aceptó su propuesta y su sugerencia de que el presupuesto 2013-2015 “debe abrir la puerta para hacer una reforma a largo plazo en el modo de hacer negocios como Iglesia”.Jefferts Schori dijo al Consejo en sus palabras de clausura que “hemos comenzado a mirar a una restructuración de esta Iglesia para [llevar a cabo] la misión de Dios. Es el comienzo de un proceso que es tan sólo una etapa de lo que los reformadores llaman ‘la Iglesia en reforma permanente’”.Ella también sugirió que el Consejo considerara al personal empleado en el Centro Denominacional en Nueva York y en cualquier otro lugar a través de la Iglesia como “un personal de toda la Iglesia, que está llamado a dispersarse en el servicio: a ser enviado a través de la Iglesia, a extenderse para ayudar a interconectar a los episcopales en el servicio a la misión de Dios”.“No tenemos un ‘centro de la Iglesia’, excepto en Jesús”, dijo ella.Bonnie Anderson, la presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados, dijo en sus palabras de clausura que se sentía agradecida por lo que ella llamaba los “atisbos” de cambio que se reflejaban en las decisiones que había tomado el Consejo tocante al presupuesto. Sin embargo, agregó que a ella “le preocupa que las categorías dentro del presupuesto perpetúen la continúa dependencia de la Iglesia de un ejecutivo, de una iglesia dirigida por un grupo de funcionarios. Este modelo no resulta para nosotros, y va en contra de las redes flexibles que se están creando y abarcan otros niveles de la Iglesia y del mundo”.Advirtiendo que el anteproyecto del presupuesto incluye más de $7,7 millones para mantener el Centro Denominacional y cubrir sus deudas, Anderson dijo que “si seguimos gastando este dinero en un edificio para albergar una estructura ejecutiva, el único lugar en el que podremos buscar ahorros será en áreas que comprometan las voces y el liderazgo del clero y el laicado de la Iglesia. Eso no es ser fieles a nuestra tradición como episcopales ni a quienes yo creo que Dios nos llama a ser”.En su carta a los miembros de la Iglesia, los miembros del Consejo dijeron que en su trabajo con el presupuesto se sintieron conminados “a buscar un modo de asumir los retos de adaptación que enfrentan todas las denominaciones en una era postcristiana de creciente desinterés en la Iglesia institucional”.Los miembros del Consejo dijeron que su debate del 29 de enero sobre el presupuesto reiteraba su “interés de que el presupuesto reflejara la visión y la misión de la Iglesia que sea manantial de una teología de la abundancia y que lleve las Cinco Marcas de la Misión”.“El debate también reflejó un aprecio y un deseo genuinos de atraer a nuestros compañeros internos y externos afectados por el presupuesto”, decía la carta del Consejo. “Esta apreciación se equilibra con la comprensión de que el proceso no siempre nos da tiempo para sostener esas conversaciones. Y en consecuencia vivimos en esa tensión. La discusión también dejó sentado que el Consejo sabe que un presupuesto es un documento vivo. Confiamos en que el personal resalte los detalles y matices que lo hagan un verdadero instrumento para la renovación de nuestra vida en la Iglesia”.El Consejo está obligado por los cánones a presentar un anteproyecto del presupuesto trienal al Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas (PB&F) al término de esta reunión.El Consejo dijo que “dedicó mayor parte al desarrollo del presupuesto este trienio por haber entendido que, en un tiempo en que la conducción de los negocios tal como solían ser ya no era útil a la Iglesia en su respuesta a la misión de Dios, se requería de un presupuesto motivado por una visión renovada de las tareas a que nos enfrentamos. El empeñó cambió al Consejo mismo, moldeándolo para funcionar de nuevas maneras”.[El Comité de] Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas comenzará a estudiar el anteproyecto del presupuesto del 2013-2015 cuando se reúna en el Instituto Marítimo del 30 de enero al 2 de febrero. El comité finalmente redactará el presupuesto trienal para proponerlo a la Convención General el 10 de julio. El presupuesto 2013-2015 no será definitivo hasta que la Convención General lo apruebe, en una votación que está programada para el 12 de julio. El presupuesto entra en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013.El Consejo había encomendado a su Comité Ejecutivo que diseñara y supervisara el proceso mediante el cual el Consejo creó el anteproyecto del presupuesto 2013-2015. Ese proceso incluyó la solicitud de opiniones de toda la Iglesia respecto a cuáles deben ser las prioridades de financiación de la Iglesia y la participación en modelos económicos.El 27 de enero, el Consejo Ejecutivo le presentó al Consejo dos escenarios presupuestales. En uno se le solicitaba a las diócesis que contribuyeran con el 19 por ciento de sus ingresos y el otro se basaba en una contribución diocesana del 15 por ciento. La diferencia en ingresos era de aproximadamente $13,5 millones.El anteproyecto del presupuesto 2013-2015 muestra un decremento en el ingreso en comparación con el trienio actual, que se basaba en $141,271,984. La diferencia se debe en parte al hecho de que la Convención General redujo la cantidad de dinero que se le pedía a las 110 diócesis de la Iglesia para contribuir al costo de financiación de la obra denominacional. La cantidad disminuyó del 21 por ciento del ingreso diocesano en 2010, al 20 por ciento en 2011 y al 19 por ciento en 2012.El Consejo preparó la versión final del anteproyecto del presupuesto 2013-2015 asumiendo la petición del 19 por ciento y bosquejando los gastos en la versión del 15 por ciento. A ese escenario de gastos, los miembros del Consejo le impusieron luego sus prioridades para restaurar partes del presupuesto a los niveles del 19 por ciento. Esas prioridades incluyen el invertir en redes emergentes y en sostener las que ya existen, potenciando al ministerio y las comunicaciones locales.En otras medidas del Consejo, Jefferts Schori encomió también a los miembros por aprobar la resolución sobre el Sudán, en la que se manifiesta regocijo por el establecimiento del Estado independiente de la República de Sudán del Sur, si bien se deplora “la gran tragedia humana” que sigue ocurriendo en Abyei, estado del Nilo Azul, y en el estado de Kordofán Meridional. [El documento] reafirma la solidaridad con la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán, resaltando que la Iglesia ha respaldado a todos los sudaneses aun siendo “blanco de violencia y abuso”. El Consejo recordó e instó a todos los episcopales a proseguir en oración y en defensa de todo el pueblo del Sudán y llamó al gobierno de Estados Unidos “a renovar y continuar sus sanciones económicas y sus empeños diplomáticos urgentemente para garantizar la paz y el fin de las atroces violaciones de los derechos humanos y la constante brutalidad militar contra las personas en todas las zonas del Sudán”.La Obispa Primada dijo que aprobar la resolución “no conllevaba envío de dinero, conllevaba la expresión de solidaridad y apoyo por otros anglicanos en otra región del mundo. Ello nos trasciende”.Un resumen de todas las resoluciones aprobadas por el Consejo en la reunión se encuentran aquí.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1)(a). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 (un clérigo y un laico por provincia) por los sínodos provinciales, para períodos de seis años, además del [la] Obispo/a Primado/a y el[la] Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es editora y reportera del Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

Delbert Africa, Warrior for the people!

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Delbert Africa’s daughter Yvonne Orr-El: ‘They murdered my father.’Delbert Orr Africa passed away on the evening of June 15 surrounded by friends and his MOVE family. A June 16 press release from MOVE describes Africa as “an early counterpart 42 years before George Floyd.”In 1978, Delbert Africa was one of nine MOVE members arrested by police, who attacked the group’s home in Philadelphia’s Powelton Village. He had been kicked and severely beaten by police, who broke his jaw and several ribs. The iconic picture of Delbert, caught on camera with his arms spread wide prior to the police beating, has become symbolic of Philadelphia police brutality.He and other MOVE members were sentenced to prison on third-degree murder charges stemming from the standoff. The police attack on the house had left Officer James Ramp dead, most likely from friendly fire. Africa was finally released from prison this Jan. 18, some 12 years after he first became eligible for parole.This reporter had the opportunity to meet Delbert following his release and was impressed by his warmth, political clarity and sense of humor.At the press conference organized outside their West Philadelphia compound, several MOVE members described the state’s deliberate efforts to murder family members, including the bombing of MOVE’s home on May 13, 1985, which left six adults and five children dead. Delbert lost a daughter in the police assault.MOVE 9 member Janine Africa, who was released from prison last year, stated that in 1998, “Our sister Merle Africa, who had been healthy but was forced to go to an outside hospital, mysteriously died and did not come back. Phil Africa was also sent to a hospital and died two days after he came back to the prison” in 2015. Delbert’s daughter Yvonne Orr-El described the decline in her father’s health over the last 18 months due to the prison’s neglect and mistreatment of his illness. “In 2018 he first exhibited symptoms, but they [prison doctor and authorities] waited six months to send him to the infirmary for testing on Aug. 8, 2019.  The results did not come back until Nov. 17, 2019. “On Aug. 8, 2019, he was taken to the hospital and not allowed communication with his family until we launched a social media campaign to pressure prison officials.  When they finally began to give him medical treatment it was not what he needed. He never once received the consultation he needed — had he received proper treatment he would be here with us today.“After he came home, he received care for cancer at a Philadelphia area hospital. The doctors and nurses there said the prison provided a lot of wrong treatments and they could not understand why the prison staff and doctor did what they did. The prison doctor knew his kidneys were starting to fail and withheld the treatment that would have kept him alive. The cause of death is murder!”MOVE 9 member Janet Africa stated: “Last month public officials including [former mayors] Ed Rendell and Wilson Goode came out with apologies for what happened 35 years ago in Philadelphia [the bombing of MOVE’s home that left six adults and five children dead].  But not one of them has ever had to answer for what they did.  Not one has been held accountable.  We are not accepting this. “MOVE people came home because of the support of our family and the support of people standing in solidarity and unity with us.  The justice we want is for Mumia Abu-Jamal to be released.”Orr-El echoed that sentiment: “Not one cop was arrested for what happened on May 13, 1985, and now they want to apologize.  If you step on someone’s foot you apologize. You do not apologize when you bomb people, shoot at them so they run back into a burning house, and then burn down an entire city block. “My mother was a member of the Black Panther Party in Chicago. Three months after I was born, Chicago police murdered Fred Hampton. I was denied the right to visit my father for 41 out of the 42 years he was imprisoned. “Now you have this clown [Trump] who wants to visit Tulsa, where the Black community was bombed in 1921 just like they bombed us in 1985. I have seen nothing but systemic racism since I was born.”Orr-El said she will remember the legacy her father left as a member of MOVE: “This warrior king is a supreme being. This warrior king is someone who taught the world how to learn to love and know how to have pride within himself to understand what the system really does to us.”last_img read more

CPWP say Taoiseach’s latest comments on water charges insult the people’s intelligence

first_img CPWP say Taoiseach’s latest comments on water charges insult the people’s intelligence Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleKerry make two changes for finalNext articleOne “neutral” punter staking over €120,000 on a Donegal All-Ireland win News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Google+ Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – September 19, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ The Taoiseach has been accused of insulting the intelligence of the Irish people, after saying that people are in control of their water charges because they can turn off the tap.”Can’t Pay Won’t Pay” says this is a flippant response from Enda Kenny, particularly after admitting that 40% of water is wasted in leaky pipes.No amount of tap-turning or not flushing, they say, would make up for that level of waste.Donegal Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Spokesperson Francis Mc Clafferty says these charges have nothing to do with conservation, and if they had, the millions being spent on installing water meters would have gone towards stopping leaks…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/cpwpwater.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News Facebooklast_img read more

Covid-19 restrictions will need to be extended – Doherty

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ A Donegal TD says it’s clear that restrictions on public movement to combat Covid-19 will need to be extended beyond next Monday.The death toll in Ireland from Covid-19 now stands at 235 while there currently 6,074 confirmed cases.Pearse Doherty says this coupled with case clusters in nursing homes and care settings is very worrying.He believes the restrictions will go beyond next Monday and there’s on onus on the Government to provide more clarity on that quickly:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pearsefghgfhgfhgfstrcition.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Covid-19 restrictions will need to be extended – Doherty WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – April 9, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleLUH surgeon says specific PPE equipment is urgently neededNext articleState exams may be held in late summer or autumn News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

‘Suspicious’ fire at Black church in Massachusetts under investigation

first_imgSpringfield Fire Department/TwitterBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) — A fire at a Black church in Springfield, Massachusetts, is under investigation by local, state and federal authorities.The blaze at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church was reported at 5 a.m. on Monday, Springfield Fire Capt. Drew Piemonte told ABC News.The building was unoccupied when the large fire erupted, apparently starting at the back of the church, he said.The rear of the church suffered extensive structural damage while the congregation area has extensive water and smoke damage, Piemonte said. Update 14 Concord Ter. Church fire pic.twitter.com/5n0Tp39Um6— SPRINGFIELD FIRE (@SFD_HQ) December 28, 2020There’s no evidence of arson at this time, Piemonte said, but the fire has been classified as “suspicious.”The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, FBI agents and state investigators are helping with the probe, trying to rule out all accidental causes, Piemonte said. The investigation includes examining the electrical wiring and looking at the events leading up to the fire, he said.Piemonte added, “We’ve had small trash fires in the neighborhood in the last few weeks.”Fire Commissioner Bernard Calvi described them as “several nuisance fires” in the neighborhood “that we’ve been looking into,” MassLive.com reported.Calvi called the church fire “highly suspicious,” according to MassLive.com“It looks to be an arson type of situation and we are reviewing cameras,” Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno added, according to MassLive.com.The state’s arson watch program is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to an arson arrest, Piemonte said. Citizens with information can call 1-800-682-9229.Church officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Haveyou got an opinion on a global HR matter? Thene-mail your comments and views to the editor at: [email protected] issue of globalhr with its focus on the implications of a globalrecession for HR made me reflect on my experience of working on Richmond EventsHR Forums on board Oriana (UK) and the QE2 (US) earlier in the summer.Themain theme of both events was the globalisation of HR from both a US and UK perspective.Before boarding the QE2 in New York, Oscar Wilde’s comments regarding thedifferences between the two cultures sharing a common language but notunderstanding, came to mind.Onwriting up the notes following both events it seems remarkable to me that, infact, the similarities between HR in the US and UK, particularly in terms ofglobalisation, were striking.Thekey business issue for multi-national businesses, particularly in downturns inthe economy, is how to maintain competitive advantage by cost cutting but atthe same time increasing quality of output.  Forglobal HR, as with other business functions like marketing, the trick iskeeping the processes global but allowing national difference in areas where itis vital for business growth.Myobservations are that HR processes, particularly where they are “e”capable, are gaining ground often in partnership with companies such asStepStone. Other global HR issues such as; the global executive (that isrecruitment and retention issues), succession planning, leadership in newmarkets, implications of skills needs of business and work-life aspirations ofemployees, to name but a few critical HR business issues, are done in a very adhoc way or do not even have a strategic HR global approach.Itseems to me we need to balance more carefully the tempting e-HR capabilitieswith a more strategic approach to how the other HR issues mentioned above,interlace with “e” processes.PeterBarton, Managing Partner, People At Work Group, London, UKOnboard Iam rather afraid that Peter Hall answered his own question as to why there arenot many HR board directors, in his leader column that appeared in theSeptember issue.Inthe universe postulated by him, human resources knows the people better thananyone else, having taken them on, developed them and planned their futures.Line management, whom some may consider the correct owners and drivers ofemployee careers, presumably are sidelined.Havingthus usurped and alienated their peer management colleagues, HR then believesthat it will be welcomed to spend more time in the marketing or  operating departments – learning or givingthe benefit of its commercial expertise.Analternative perspective is that there are a limited number of meaningful thingsthat HR can contribute to business, and they don’t necessarily warrant having apermanent individual presence for more than a couple of years, and certainlynot a seat on the board. Try canvassing some directors and see how clearly theysee the role of HR in their own organisations!DenisW Barnard, CFOHr means business, London, UK LettersOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Testing Munk’s hypothesis for submesoscale eddy generation using observations in the North Atlantic

first_imgA high-resolution satellite image that reveals a train of coherent, submesoscale (6 km) vortices along the edge of an ocean front is examined in concert with hydrographic measurements in an effort to understand formation mechanisms of the submesoscale eddies. The infrared satellite image consists of ocean surface temperatures at inline image m resolution over the midlatitude North Atlantic (48.69°N, 16.19°W). Concomitant altimetric observations coupled with regular spacing of the eddies suggest the eddies result from mesoscale stirring, filamentation, and subsequent frontal instability. While horizontal shear or barotropic instability (BTI) is one mechanism for generating such eddies (Munk’s hypothesis), we conclude from linear theory coupled with the in situ data that mixed layer or submesoscale baroclinic instability (BCI) is a more plausible explanation for the observed submesoscale vortices. Here we assume that the frontal disturbance remains in its linear growth stage and is accurately described by linear dynamics. This result likely has greater applicability to the open ocean, i.e., regions where the gradient Rossby number is reduced relative to its value along coasts and within strong current systems. Given that such waters comprise an appreciable percentage of the ocean surface and that energy and buoyancy fluxes differ under BTI and BCI, this result has wider implications for open-ocean energy/buoyancy budgets and parameterizations within ocean general circulation models. In summary, this work provides rare observational evidence of submesoscale eddy generation by BCI in the open ocean.last_img read more


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Duties include approximately 60% direct patientcare at UW Health’s main campus, including ambulatory, inpatientand consult service attending; proactively supporting efforts toimprove diversity in clinical trial participants; 40% protectedtime to develop a research or education program and to engage inrelated scholarly activity or administrative role. Additionalleadership positions representing the division and/or UWCCC onstate, regional or national committees may be available toappropriate candidates.The Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology & PalliativeMedicine is part of the Department of Medicine and theNCI-designated UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Divisionis active in all phases of cancer therapy development andevaluation.The successful candidate will join a world-class institution thatencourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic andpopulation health research, and attracts scholars and students fromaround the world. Madison is the state’s capitol city with apopulation of over 252,000, and offers an ideal combination ofnatural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schoolsand outdoor recreation. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Official Title: Applications Open: Nov 22 2019 Central Standard TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

Peter’s student ties with Day One for Varsity performance

first_imgAn Oxford student has tied with a professional DJ in a competition to perform on the Varsity Ski Trip 2013. Jeevan Dhillon, a St Peter’s student, has tied with Day One, a local producer signed toMonstercat Records.The Varsity Ski Trip, an annual ski holiday organised jointly by Oxford and Cambridge students, will take place in Tignes, France in December. Entertainment this year includes Rudimental and Katy B.The competition, now in its second year following its viral success on Facebook, was decided by an internet vote based on Facebook photo likes over a five-day period from Tuesday 29th October. Hours before the end Dhillon had taken the lead by approximately sixty votes, but votes for Day One spiked in the last ten minutes of competition. At the deadline of 7pm on Sunday, the photos were refreshed on two computers, each revealing a tie of 460 votes per DJ.The prize package includes a free place on the Ski Trip and the choice of a DJ slot on opening or closing night, playing alongside international acts. The runner-up will be awarded the second-choice slot, due to the unprecedented nature of the tie.Dhillon, whose previous DJ-ing experience includes Bhangra nights in Oxford and several college balls, said of the competition, “The opportunity to perform on the Varsity Trip in Tignes was just too big to ignore. That I would be performing alongside the likes of Rudimental and DJ Danny Howard in front of thousands of people made it very much a once in a lifetime opportunity”.Dhillon is also unfazed by the tied result, saying, “To be honest I didn’t even think I would get shortlisted let alone tie for first so I feel pretty proud of my achievements so far. That I’ve tied with someone already established like Day One, makes it all the more special to me!”Dhillon’s previous DJ-ing experience includes Bhangra nights in Oxford and several college balls.David Wallis, the Entertainment Director for the 2013 trip said of the approaching decision, “I’m happy either way…the standard was really high”.The tie will be broken by Danny Howard, a DJ from BBC Radio 1, who secured his first contract after winning a competition. The winner will be announced on Friday.Tom Heaps, Clubs and Socs Officer at Corpus Christi, said, “I think it would be great if the winner were an Oxford student, because only an Oxford student could bring the vibes of Friday night Camera to the slopes of Tignes.”last_img read more