Half of colleges fail to provide halal food, says ISoc

first_imgNearly half of undergraduate colleges fail to offer halal food in hall for Muslim students, according to new data released by the University’s Islamic Society (ISoc).14 of Oxford’s 30 undergraduate colleges (46.7%) – including Balliol, Hertford, and Merton – do not have any provision for halal food, the society claims.A further three colleges – Magdalen, St John’s, and Univ – only offer halal food at formal hall. The Islamic Society’s vice president Supti Akhtar told Cherwell: “Eating together with fellow students in Hall is a big part of the Oxford experience, and it’s a shame if anyone feels excluded from that. “So providing halal food is a simple – but important – way of creating an inclusive environment for Muslim students…it is perfectly feasible for any college to cater for halal.”Akhtar said that the Society is trying to work with bursars and catering staff to provide clarity as to what food is actually halal.“Sometimes colleges just don’t declare it,” she told Cherwell. “We have also found problems around certain colleges not knowing that alcohol is forbidden, and thus students are often not told when alcohol is used within desserts or main meals. “We hope to resolve these issues in an attempt to make college life that much more inclusive for all our members.”last_img read more

Kazuo Okada files estafa charges against son wife and former coworkers

first_imgJapanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada has filed theft and estafa charges against current and former executives of Universal Entertainment Corp and its subsidiary Tiger Resort Leisure Entertainment Inc (TRLEI) for conspiring to remove him from the company.Okada’s lawyers revealed details of the complaint in an email to media on Saturday, with the accused including his son Tomohiro Okada, estranged wife Takako Okada and Universal President Jun Fujimoto plus Kenshi Asano, Steve Wolstenholme, Antonio Cojuangco, Manuel Lazaro, Reynaldo David, Yoshinao Negishi, Kenji Sugiyama and Michelle Lazaro. New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm The Okada complaint, filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Paranaque, alleges the group “conspired together to willfully, unlawfully and feloniously seize his ownership rights and interest in TRLEI without his consent.”Okada is currently fighting accusations of estafa filed against himself and former TRLEI President and COO Takahiro Tsui accusing the duo of misappropriating company funds by receiving almost US$3.2 million in wages and fees from TRLEI without board approval. TRLEI is the operating entity of Entertainment City integrated resort Okada Manila. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status RelatedPosts Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more