Uk University Drops Investment In U.s. Drone Firm After Protests

Sophomore Sara Schwarzwalder added six blocks and seven kills. Freshman Anni Thomasson contributed five kills, five digs and a trio of blocks. Junior libero Jackie Napper totaled eight digs, a kill and four assists in the win. Alabama scored the first two points of the second set before O’Conner connected for a kill across the court. A block from the tandem of Morgan and Billings tied things at five apiece. After the teams traded points, the Tide mounted a 3-0 run to take an 11-8 edge and Skinner opted to take his first timeout. Kentucky fired back with a 4-0 run of its own highlighted by a pair of kills from O’Conner and a solo block by Bergren to take a 12-11 lead. Alabama chose to take its first timeout to suppress the Wildcat threat. The run didn’t end there, however, as Morgan charted an ace followed by a kill from Billings down the line. Schwarzwalder and O’Conner teamed up for a block before Alabama eventually converted a kill to end the 7-0 push by the visitors. Kentucky continued to dominate and following a kill from Bergren into the middle of the floor to make the score 21-16 in favor of UK, the home team took its final timeout. UK cruised to the finish line with Schwarzwalder plastering a kill from the frame’s winning point and a 25-19 win. The Blue and White struck for 16 kills on .538 hitting, while picking up its defensive effort to the tune of four blocks which limited Alabama to 12 kills on .185 hitting. Morgan began the scoring in the third frame with a slicing kill through the middle of the defense. It would be the first of two kills she would have as the Blue and White opened to a 3-0 lead.

UK Volleyball Rallies to Beat Alabama

The University of Edinburgh has bowed to pressure from students and campaign groups and is withdrawing funding from Ultra Electronics . The company, headquartered at Greenford in Middlesex, makes navigation controls for the U.S. fleet of Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles . Armed with Hellfire missiles, they are sent on covert targeted killing missions against suspected terrorist cells in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But according to the Bureau for Investigative Journalism at City University in London, more than 430 strikes since 2002 have killed at least 428 civilians, of whom 173 were children. Edinburgh University Students Association (Eusa) , the student environmental group People and Planet , and the human rights charity Reprieve launched a campaign for the university to disinvest in June . A response from the university issued under a freedom of information request had revealed an investment of 1,244,672 in Ultra Electronics at the end of 2012. According to the university, the investment has been under active management since then and has reduced to about 400,000. Having taken on board concerns raised by Eusa, we have taken the decision to disinvest in Ultra Electronics, a university spokeswoman told the Guardian. We are committed to socially responsible investment and are the first university in Europe to sign up to the UN principles of responsible investment . Edinburgh University has an investment portfolio of about 230m, the third largest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. Its money is invested in more than 100 companies, including Shell, Total, Tesco and Monsanto. The universitys move has been welcomed by campaigners, who are now urging disinvestment in fossil fuel companies. The process of cleaning up the universitys investments can and must be taken further to the issue of environmental responsibility, said Undine Schmidt from People and Planet. Catherine Gilfedder, from Reprieve, urged other institutions to follow Edinburghs lead. The covert US drone program has killed hundreds of civilians and traumatized populations in Pakistan and Yemen, she said.

UK safety before human rights treaty, says Cameron

Mr Cameron said he would do whatever it takes to ensure Britain can throw out people who pose a threat to the country and have no right to be here. He said voters could be confident a Conservative government after the 2015 general election would make sure this was done, though he indicated it would not be possible if he was ruling again in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. Mr Cameron said: What we need to do is think, what is the outcome we want? Im less interested in which convention we are signed up to. As Prime Minister, I want to know can I keep our country safe. So, for instance, are we able to chuck out of our country people who have no right to be here, who threaten our country? I say we should be able to do that. Whatever that takes, we must deliver that outcome. We have the next 20 months to put into our manifesto whatever measures need to be taken to produce the effect we want, which is basically to have greater ability to keep our people safe. Mr Cameron said there were several options for ensuring future prime ministers had greater powers to remove people who posed a threat to public safety. This could involve the creation of a British Bill of Rights, which would allow the UK to remain within the convention while being sure that judges at the European Court of Human Rights respected Britains decisions, he said. But asked if it could mean withdrawing from the convention, he replied: It may be that that is where we end up, but lets go through the process and work out what is necessary to deliver the effect that we want. He added: Under a Conservative-only government led by me, there will be the ability to throw out of our country much more rapidly people who threaten us and our way of life. Asked whether a Conservative-only administration would be needed to deliver these changes, because Liberal Democrats would prevent him in a coalition, Mr Cameron replied: Yes. 95% mortgage scheme set for an early launch A housing scheme allowing buyers in England to take out 95 per cent mortgages will be launched next week, three months earlier than planned. David Cameron said the controversial Help to Buy scheme for England would allow first time buyers to get on the housing ladder, adding that without it only people with rich parents would be able to raise a deposit. The Prime Pinister also rejected fears that the measures would fuel a housing bubble. Soaring prices in the south of England have been linked to a version of Help to Buy that has been running since April. The announcement, follows the confirmation on Friday that the Scottish Government would roll out its own 220 million programme over three years which will give eligible buyers an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the purchase price of a new-build home.