Catz sign stolen in alleged “vengeance” for victory in the women’s football cuppers final

first_imgThe St Catherine’s team beat the combined Hertford/Keble team (known as ‘Hertble’) in the final, held at Iffley on 15 February. The final score was 4-1. The St Catherine’s captain declined to make a statement. One poster on Oxfess, who claimed to speak on behalf of “all of St. Catherine’s college”, told the thieves: “If you have a moral bone in your body, may we suggest you bring back the sign to its original location.” In a Facebook post updating Hertford students on the situation, they stated: “Please don’t steal massive signs, and if you desperately feel the need, please return them.” They added that the sign was “so heavy” that they were helped to carry it by some “associate professors”. Cherwell understands that a sign belonging to St. Catherine’s College has been stolen, allegedly as a reprisal for the college’s football defeat over the combined Keble/Hertford team in February’s women’s cuppers football final. They alleged that the college may have to “pay for a replacement” and hinted at further conflict: “threatening violence over a wooden sign to those trying to get it back is not bravery, it’s stupidity and cowardice.” The signpost in question gives directions to the college’s JCR, the Library, and the Bernard Sunley Building. Although there is no confirmation from the thieves, who remain unidentified, it is widely believed that the sign was stolen in order to “avenge the loss in cuppers”. Perhaps now it has been returned, we can get back to celebrating women’s sport instead of worrying about a sign.” Since this was posted by the website, the signpost, which had been taken to Hertford’s JCR, has now been returned by two members of the college’s student executive committee. The captain of the Hertford team, Eleanor Frew, told Cherwell: “Hertble don’t take any responsibility for stealing this sign and would appreciate any future accusations to come in person rather than via a Cherwell article or oxfess. last_img read more

Betway strengthens racecourse presence with Cork sponsorship

first_img Related Articles Share Betway has bolstered its position in the Irish racing market after penning a new deal which would see them named as the new sponsor for Cork Racecourse’s Grade 3 Chase on Easter Sunday.The valuable £40,000 prize will be run as the Betway Chase this weekend, set to be broadcast across RTÉ in addition to live coverage on Racing TV.Betway’s Alan Alger praised the new sponsorship deal: “We are delighted to be the new sponsor of Cork’s Grade 3 Betway Chase this coming Easter Sunday. It’s a valuable prize that looks set to attract a talented field of runners.“We’ve had success already in Ireland with sponsorships at the Galway Festival and Punchestown’s Winter Festival and are very much looking forward to another big day of racing at Cork this Easter Sunday.”Andrew Hogan, General Manager, added: “We are delighted to welcome Betway to Cork Racecourse Mallow for our Racing Home for Easter Festival as title sponsors of the feature race. We look forward to working with the Betway team and making this a very successful partnership.”The announcement comes at the same time as Betway’s announcement that they have committed themselves to a further three years of sponsoring the All-Weather Championships.The Middle Distance, Marathon and Sprint categories of the UK’s all-weather Flat season will be added to the bookmakers portfolio, strengthening its already extensive on-course branding.Alger commented: “After a highly successful three seasons sponsoring the All-Weather Championships, we’re really happy to be extending our involvement for another three.“The All-Weather Championships provides great racing from October to April, not least this Friday’s Finals Day where there is £1 million in prize money on offer, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”Arena Racing Company’s Group Director of Partnerships, David Leyden Dunbar concluded: “Betway have been fantastic supporters of the All-Weather Championships and we’re delighted to extend the relationship over the coming seasons. “We’ve enjoyed working with the Betway team to develop the Championships over the last three years and we’re looking forward to building on this success over the coming years.” ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav comes out of his 4 year drug ban, aims for Olympic…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement dkonNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg4rvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewqwuc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1azgo5yWould you ever consider trying this?😱13cCan your students do this? 🌚by8rjq3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Narsingh Yadav, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler has completed his four year dope ban. Now at 31 years of age, the freestyle 74 kg wrestler wants to have a fresh start in his career, and is making the Tokyo Olympic Games next year as his bullseye.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTIBefore the commencement of the Rio Olympics in August 2016, Narsingh Yadav had failed two back to back doping tests, and traces of steroid methandienone was found in his urine sample of. Steroid methandienone is an anabolic agent, which is classified as a ‘Prohibited at all times’ substance under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.India’s NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) gave Yadav a clean chit, citing that his drinks were sabotaged by a rival. However on WADA’s appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) dismissed NADA’s claim, and slapped a four year long suspension on Yadav, who was 26 years old, and the peak of his career at that time.Advertisement ALSO READ: Kiren Rijiju announces zonal committees to scout talent in the country for FIFA WC qualificationIf the Tokyo Olympics had not been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, there would have been no chance for Yadav to complete in Japan, as his suspension would still be in effect. Now with a year long postponement, the grappler has a chance to aim for an Olympic glory.Advertisement A fresh start: Narsingh Yadav to reboot his career after four year dope banNarsingh Yadav’s suspension is now terminated, as confirmation came from WADA on 1st August, making him eligible for all competitions. The wrestler, who hails from Varanasi, is aiming the World Championships, to be hosted in Belgrade Serbia in December, as the gateway of his return to the world of wrestling.“I am now free to compete in all competitions,” Yadav spoke exclusively to Times of India, “I have informed WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) about the mail from WADA. I have written to the federation to consider me for future national camps in the 74kg category.”However, the 2021 Olympics Games is the ultimate target for the 31 year old grappler, “I still have it in me. My story will only be complete with an Olympic medal.”He continued, “I believe it is my destiny that this opportunity has come knocking on my door. I am happy, but it is time to train harder to be come back in the Indian team.”“Competition doesn’t deter me. If my aim is to win an Olympic medal, I’ll have to stave off competition at the national level first,” Yadav concluded.Input also came from WFI, who had always kept the door open for Yadav’s comeback. “The Olympics have been postponed, so there will be some time for qualification tournaments to start. If Narsingh wants to return, we will give him the chance,” said Vinod Tomar, the assistant secretary of WFI.At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Yadav defeated Richard Addinall of South Africa to clinch the gold. He won another gold same year at the Asian Wrestling Championships.In 2011, Yadav won a silver at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Melbourne, followed by three bronze medals at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha, and the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comPlayers required to sign SOP guidelines prepared by BCCI before resuming trainingIndian contingent favourites to qualify from group stage of Thomas and Uber Cup finals Advertisementlast_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Voters leave as fingerprint machines malfunction

first_imgVoters across the constituency of Eastern St Andrew are leaving polling stations due to what they say are malfunctioning finger print machines. Both JLP and PNP outdoor agents told The Gleaner that voters were turning back because of the long lines and wait time. “The people can’t take the long wait so some of them a leave because the machines not working,” an agent told The Gleaner. The supervisors at Jamaica College, St. Margaret Anglican Church and the Mountain View New Testament Church say they have reported the issue to the Electoral Office of Jamaica and are working to have the machines up and running as soon as possiblelast_img

A WARDROBE FULL OF CLOTHES BUT NOTHING TO WEAR… ‘STYLEFISH’ CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

first_imgLadies, wonder why an outfit you bought has been worn only once or twice? Stylefish has the answer.Take a Body Styling class or a Creative Colour Class to change the way you think about shopping and help you develop your personal style. A Stylefish class gives you the confidence you need to put an outfit together – we call it the Stylefish Rule of 3.Find out which Style Personality you are and let Stylefish help you create a wardrobe to suit YOU.To find out more information contact Barbara – [email protected]  A WARDROBE FULL OF CLOTHES BUT NOTHING TO WEAR… ‘STYLEFISH’ CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STYLE was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsStylefishlast_img read more

SA cyclist shines in Bayern-Rundfahrt

first_imgQueen stageThe Queen Stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt challenged the international roster of starters. MTN-Qhubeka Sports Director Jens Zemke commented: “Gerald Ciolek put in a really great performance. As a sprinter, to come over four difficult climbs and then be second in the sprint is simply fantastic.” ‘We will attack again’“In the end, we really had to work hard in order to get back to the head of the field. So at the finale I was missing a little bit of strength. Tomorrow we will attack again.” After a hectic start, a nine-man group formed which led the way until the difficult climb of Sankt Englmar. The peloton split as the stage continued on the difficult climbs, and near the end a 60-man group was at the lead. “In the finale, it didn’t look good for us at first. There were 15 men up front, with a 30-second gap, and we only had Gerald and Sergio Pardilla in the chase group. But in the end it worked out well for us and a large group came together to the finish.” MTN-Qhubeka’s German star had finished fourth on the first stage and declared himself satisfied with second place behind Impey. 24 May 2013 Before the first crossing of the finish line, 13 riders got away and built up a dangerous lead of 30 seconds, but the chasers set to work and caught them in the last lap of the circuit course. He also dedicated his victory to his wife and new-born son Ayden, saying they give him extra motivation. SAinfo reporter and Team MTN-Qhubeka General classificationImpey moved to the top of the general classification, with Malori in second, three seconds behind the South African, and Ciolek in third, four seconds off the lead. The 34th Bayern Rundfahrt runs over five stages and 785.4 kilometres from Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm in the Hallertau over the Bavarian forest to Nurnberg. South African cyclist Daryl Impey, riding for UCI ProTeam Orica-GreenEDGE, sprinted to victory in stage two of the five-day International Bayern-Rundfahrt in Bavaria, Germany on Thursday, just ahead of Team MTN-Qhubeka’s Gerald Ciolek. Adriano Malori of Lampre-Merida placed third. FridayFriday’s third stage runs 196.8 kilometers from Viechtach to Kelheim. Although the profile of the stage resembles a saw blade, it is expected to end again in a mass sprint. “I am, of course, very happy with second place on this extremely difficult stage. Because of my cold, I couldn’t prepare myself right, but it is going better than I expected,” Ciolek said. The 199-kilometre stage included a very challenging category one and category two climb. “That was a hard stage and [a] nice surprise to win today. The Orica-Greenedge boys were solid as always, especially Simon Clarke, who set me up,” Impey tweeted afterwards. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA home to Africa’s top two universities

first_img12 September 2013 South Africa is home to Africa’s two top-ranked universities, including the only African university to be ranked in the top 200 in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds, a British education research company, released its university rankings for 2013/14 on Monday. According to the rankings, the University of Cape Town is Africa’s top university, moving up nine places to 145 from 154 last year. The country’s second-highest ranked institution, Wits University in Johannesburg, improved by a huge 50 positions to 313. The next-highest ranked African university is the American University of Cairo at 348, up by 44 places from 392 last year. The University of Cape Town (UCT) currently has 416 National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers, including 33 A-rated scientists. Wits University has 16 A-rated scientists and around about 250 NRF-rated scientists. Some of South Africa’s other universities were also ranked: the University of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape at 387, the University of Pretoria in Gauteng in the 471-480 range, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the 501-550 range. Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape was rated between 551-600, while the University of Johannesburg was ranked for the first time, falling in the 601-650 range. 11th in world for attracting students South Africa currently ranks 11th in the world for attracting international students. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), the country hosted around 61 000 international students in 2009, two-thirds of whom came from countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). “South Africa in particular is an attractive option for international students, due to its well developed infrastructure and partnerships with world-class universities around the world,” Quacquarelli Symonds says on its website. UCT spokesperson Patricia Lucas said that South Africa benefited from having universities ranked on international measures such as the QS. “A good performance in the rankings is evidence of the world-class education that South Africans and Africans can get at home,” Lucas said in a statement on Tuesday. “Prospective students and staff the world over use the rankings to decide where to study and work.”Improving university access At the same time, Lucas issued a word of caution regarding rankings, saying that UCT “remain[s] mindful that all ranking systems have inherent flaws. “In the South African context, where we have to allocate resources to bridging the gap between inadequate schooling and the high standards of a leading university, there is a risk that too much focus on the rankings might divert resources away from spending to improve access, because there are no criteria to measure that factor.” UCT has some 26 000 students, 4 500 of whom come from 104 countries. Over half of their enrolments consist of black students, while just over half comprise women. Competition for entry into UCT is high – every year it receives 26 000 applications for just 4 000 first-year placings. The university is home to more than a quarter of South Africa’s A-rated researchers – academics who are considered world leaders in their fields, as ranked by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. It also has 32 of the 152 national chairs awarded under the SA Research Chairs Initiative, established by the Department of Science and Technology and managed by the National Research Foundation, to build scientific research and innovation capacity in South Africa.Attracting the best academic talent Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib said on Wednesday that the university was “pleased to have moved up the rankings by 50 places, reflecting advances on several fronts at the university. “Our focus going forward is to continue to improve our research publications, throughput rates and postgraduate enrolments,” Habib told SAinfo via e-mail. “We are also looking to attract the best talented academics from South Africa and abroad, as well as postdoctoral students to help us lift our research both quantitatively and qualitatively. “We believe that if we continue to focus on all these key aspects, we will continue to rise in the rankings. Nevertheless, we continue to be committed to distinctively South African and African priorities in ways that are not necessarily reflected in the rankings.” QS has been ranking universities for the past nine years, and this year assessed more than 3 000 universities, ranking 800 of them. The assessment criteria are extensive. Universities are awarded with a rating of one to five+ stars, depending on their performance within an evaluation. Over 30 criteria are used for the assessment, grouped into eight categories: research, employability, teaching, infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation, engagement, and the institution’s standing in specialist subjects. The Times Higher Education World Rankings are expected later this year. UCT was placed at 113 on these rankings last year, while Wits University was ranked in the 226-250 range.last_img read more

Why I Hate, Hate, Hate Skylights

first_img RELATED ARTICLES South-Facing Skylights: Threat or Menace?The Pros and Cons of SkylightsMartin’s Ten Rules of Roof DesignA Passivhaus-Certified Skylight Hits the U.S.GBA Encyclopedia: SkylightsTubular Skylights Introduce Daylight to Dark HomesFine Homebuilding: Tubular Skylights: Gimmick or Good Idea?Prevent Ice Dams With Air Sealing and InsulationAll About Attic Venting Why do I hate skylights? Because I’ve rarely seen one that isn’t either causing a problem or in the process of causing one. They fall squarely into a category with recessed lights and cathedral ceilings: Homeowners love them and energy pros come to loathe them.They lead to uncomfortable conversations that can be summarized as: Yes, they’re a problem; no, they can’t be easily fixed. Let’s put one in the bathroomSkylights are often installed in bathrooms — another nightmare scenario. The appeal is understandable. Much of a bathroom’s wall space is already spoken for with cabinets, tiles, toilets, towel racks, etc. So there is nowhere to add a window to provide some natural light. Besides, who would honestly want a window in your bathroom?Instead, designers add natural light by cutting a giant hole through the thermal envelope — in an ultra-high humidity environment.On an even somewhat cold day, the skylight interior will dip below the dew point, condensing all that 100% relative humidity shower steam. Lots of condensation plus lots of cracks equals incipient moisture problems. The problemThink of skylights as windows installed at an angle. And as energy folks are fond of saying, windows make lousy walls. The problems are multiple. First, the R-value of even the best skylight is a fraction of the R-value of the roof — the roof which someone just punched a hole through.Skylights are also very difficult to improve. When installed through an insulated sloped ceiling, skylights create a rectangular hole in the insulation to which there is no access. If installed above an unconditioned attic, you’ll have a very difficult-to-access rectangular shaft rising up through the attic to the roof deck. And the shaft had better be well insulated, as it is essentially outdoors. Erik North, the owner of Free Energy Maine, is an energy auditor and home performance specialist in Westbrook, Maine. He is also the author of the Energy Auditing Blog. Melted snow flows downhillThe skylight allows warm air near the roof deck, melting the snow. With a ventilated roof, the ventilation air is stopped below the skylight. Melted snow? Cold roof deck? That’s the formula for ice dams. Some of the worst ice dams I’ve seen are below skylights.Skylights provide great natural light but at a cost: ice dams, moisture damage in the surrounding drywall… They’re a real horror show. While the desire for natural lighting is understandable, a solar tube might be a better alternative. Skip the skylight and avoid the hassle. BLOGS BY ERIC NORTH Ban the CanThe Street-Side Energy AuditSpray Foam in Cold ClimatesProblems with Crawl SpacesHow to Avoid MoldSealed-Combustion Appliances and Hot Tub Parties The blog’s title is a reference to Roger Ebert and his book, I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie. They interfere with roof ventilation and contribute to ice damsSkylights cause problems on the exterior as well. Standard roof ventilation can be a real pain if there is a skylight in the way. A well ventilated roof needs clear air flow from the soffit to the roof peak. A skylight would disrupt that flow, stopping the air flow below the bottom edge.There’s another problem: skylights in cold climates substantially warm the surrounding roof deck. Suppose a skylight is installed through an 18-inch-thick cathedral ceiling insulated with doubled-up fiberglass batts. The skylight allows conditioned air right into this hole punched through the insulation. This warm air would be inches from the roof deck, heating the surrounding shingles and melting snow. Big deal, right? Melting snow is good — it saves you climbing on the roof and shoveling. Which leads us to the next problem: ice dams.last_img read more

Murmurs of discontent in BJP

first_imgFormer chief minister Devendra Fadnavis came in for sharp criticism from his party colleagues on Wednesday, a day after he quit his second tenure under dramatic circumstances following the resignation of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders held an introspection meeting on Wednesday where leaders openly voiced discomfort against the decision to take support from Ajit Pawar-led faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Senior leaders said the party would have been better off without the support of a “scam-tainted” leader. Instead, BJP should have backed the old guard, which would have added another 25 seats to party’s tally, senior leaders said voicing the brewing discontent within the party. “My personal opinion is that BJP should not have taken support of Ajit Pawar. He is an accused in the massive irrigation scam and faces many allegations, so we should not have allied with him,” former cabinet minister and senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse told reporters on Wednesday. Mr. Khadse was removed from the Cabinet following allegations of favoritism and illegalities in the Revenue Department headed by him. He said leaders like him, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Vinod Tawde and some others were “deliberately kept out” of the election campaign. Apart from Mr. Khadse, seven other senior Cabinet ministers were not fielded by BJP in the just concluded elections . “The party would have secured another 20 to 25 seats if it had taken people like us along, instead of keeping us away,” Mr. Khadse said.Other leaders said the decision to withdraw was made by the State unit’s core committee, which met on Tuesday following the Supreme Court ruling. “The party changed its opinion after the court ruling, we had a meeting of the core committee which decided party has no majority and Mr. Fadnavis should resign. There should not be any horse trading was also a common view,” said senior leader Babanrao B. Pachpute. Meanwhile, Mr. Fadnavis told reporters in the Vidhan Bhavan premises that he would speak at the right time about the support extended by Mr. Ajit Pawar. “I will say the right thing at the right time, don’t worry. It is not the right time to comment if the decision to team up with Ajit was right or wrong. We will assess it in the future. The decisions were all made at the State level,” he said taking the brunt of the embarrassment caused to the party.last_img read more

29th SEA Games officially open in Kuala Lumpur

first_imgRead Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension China snubs ‘Little Olympics’ opening ceremony in Taiwan MOST READ The opening ceremony took place at National Stadium, which is part of the newly-refurbished sporting facilities of the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.Present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 29th edition of the Games until Aug 30 brings together some 4,900 athletes from 11 countries, namely Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Timor Leste and hosts Malaysia.At stake is 404 gold medals in 38 sports, with ice skating, ice hockey, indoor hockey and cricket being held for the first time. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fireworks explode at the start of the opening ceremony for the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Bukit Jalil stadium in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAKUALA LUMPUR—The opening ceremony of the 29th SEA Games kicked off with a stunning light show at the National Stadium in the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.The procession of the flags of the 11 participating countries together with 320 flags of Malaysia accompanied by a musical performance followed next. Then came the parade of contingents and athletes from the participating countries.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Going into the opening ceremony of the biennial extravaganza that carries the theme ‘Rising Together’, Malaysia – with a 111-gold target – has already clinched seven gold, four silver and five bronze medals to top the KL Games medals table so far.The country’s contingent of 844 athletes are counting on the home ground advantage to better the 62 gold medal haul and fourth placing in Singapore two years ago. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more