Patten to stay on as Chancellor

first_imgLord Patten has confirmed that he will be staying on as Chancellor of the University, despite stepping down as BBC Trust Chairman.He has recently had major heart surgery, and explained in a statement that he was resigning with immediate effect on the advice of his doctors. “I have concluded that I cannot continue to work at the same full pace as I have done to date, and that I should reduce the range of roles I undertake.“On this basis I have decided with great regret to step down from much the most demanding of my roles – that of Chairman of the BBC Trust.”A statement from the University stressed that he would continue his unpaid role at Oxford.A university spokesman said, “We are pleased that Lord Patten intends to continue to serve the University in the role of Chancellor.”The news comes a week after Patten received criticism in an open letter from the BBC Radio Forum to culture secretary Sajid Javid, claiming that he had been, “distracted from serving licence-payers properly” by his other roles.The letter added, “He has been a dreadful advertisement for the BBC due to his astonishingly patronising approach to anyone who has ever questioned him on any matter relating to the BBC.”As well as being Chancellor, Lord Patten, is an adviser to three private firms, including Lockheed Martin, where he is a non-executive director.Patten has attracted controversy during his time as BBC Trust Chairman. He had been at the BBC for a year when it was revealed that a Newsnight investigation into sex abuse by Jimmy Savile was cancelled just before broadcast. In the next month, Newsnight incorrectly accused Lord McAlpine of child abuse.One month later, an audit revealed that in the three years running up to December 2012, the BBC spent £25 million on redundancy payments to high-ranking staff.On the day of his resignation, Lord Patten pulled out of a planned engagement at the Oxford Union, citing health reasons.last_img read more

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Muckles’ Ink making “quaran-tees” to help community come together

first_imgIn addition, Muckles’ Ink has a bigger concept they refer to as “Muckles Rally.” This gives businesses and local nonprofits the opportunity to pair up with Muckles’ Ink. Muckles will create the wanted material, and the business will then rally its market to purchase the products. In return, a certain percentage goes to that business. Coolbaugh says if you want to take part in this, the Muckles business design makes it a simple process. Some of the shirts feature designs from the famous cartoons of John Hart Studios – one of the companies Muckles Ink has teamed up with for this brand. “We thought well, let’s come up with some fun ideas for a new line of shirts, we’ll call it quaran-tees, brilliant. We’ve teamed up with a few businesses, a few local non-profits, and we’ve just kind of split the profits with them and do our part to help the community out,” said Coolbaugh. While the retail side is currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis, its online shop is business as usual. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Muckles’ Ink is a print apparel shop located in downtown Binghamton, and like many local businesses, Muckles is doing its part to keep its operations going. Founder Casey Coolbaugh and his team created a concept of shirts called “quaran-tees” to put a unique spin on the store’s apparel, as a way to not only stay relevant, but to help the community come together. “What’s nice about Muckles’ is its vertically integrated. So our print shop is in the basement. So we can come up with an idea and pretty much go from idea to product in I don’t know, a day or two. So if we have a fun idea we can whip it up real quick and if people like it we make some sales and print the order,” said Coolbaugh. “We’ve got some fun Gronk the dinosaur ones, some B.C. ones that are kind of like a newspaper throwback. There’s some cool designs. We’re just trying to stay relevant, you know trying to keep some money coming in. I mean everyone’s bottom line hurts now for sure, but we’re just trying to do our part, stay relevant and keep the dream alive.,” said Coolbaugh. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.last_img read more

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