Park End to be Refurbished

first_imgOne of the largest nightclubs in Oxford, Park End, is about the undergo a redesign.Over the next month, Park End will be transformed into a Lava Ignite club in a massive £500 000 redesign.The popular student venue is being taken over by Lava Ignite, who have bases across the country. Regular club nights won’t be affected during the revamp, as the dance rooms will be decorated one by one. The new venue will maintain its 1200 person capacity, but organiers hope that the changes will improve the clubbing experiences of the locals.The £500 000 revamp, which will be completed by November 30th, will see a new decor for the club, as well as new flooring and exterior, and special VIP areas which will be available for hire. In addition to this, the range of music played will be widened to cater for all musical tastes.With threats from new student nights on the increase, Park End has had to take some drastic steps to capture the attention of clubbers. Manager Ken Getgood said: “The club has been known as the Park End for over 15 years and is one of Oxford’s longest-running nightclubs. Once complete, however, the re-fit is certain to attract every clubber in the town.”last_img read more

ECOWAS Electoral Group Evaluates Challenges to October Elections

first_imgRep. Smith between two members of ECONECRepresentatives of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) are visiting the country to review challenges to the upcoming October presidential and legislative elections.The electoral group is also in the country to play the role of an observer and monitor of events concerning the elections.The House chairman on Elections and Inauguration, Rep. Gabriel B. Smith, informed journalists about the objectives of the group yesterday on Capitol Hill after a closed-door meeting with the 8-man ECONEC delegation.The ECONEC delegation includes Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of ECONEC and chairman of the Independent Nigeria Elections Commission (INEC); Mr. Newton Ahmeh Barry, chairman of CENI Burkina Faso; and Dr. Maria do Rosario Goncalves, chairperson of CNE Cape Verde.Other members of the delegation are Mr. Francis Gabriel Oke, permanent secretary of ECONEC; Prof. Antonia Simbine, INEC Commissioner; Prof. Bolade Eyinla, chief technical adviser to INEC chairman; Mr. Paul Ejime, ECONET communications and advocacy officer; and Mr. Chinedu Chinedu, ECONEC program manager.During the consultative meeting, the committee told ECONEC that the major challenge to the election is  funding, in the amount of US$20 million, said Rep. Smith.He further reported that the committee was able to explain about the rising concerns from ECONEC about the Code of Conduct (CoC) and other related election issues.The Grand Bassa County lawmaker said the ECONEC delegation visits every West African country during elections to review the country’s challenges and reassure of its role in observing and monitoring.The delegation has reportedly met officials of the National Elections Commission, senior government officials, including the Speaker, and will meet the Chief Justice today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more