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Stabbed to death in Oxford

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first_imgA young man was stabbed to death in Oxford last Friday. A 23- year-old local man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder. Mosheon Cameron, who was married, was a resident of Littlemore. He was stabbed in the chest following an argument with another man outside the Blackbird Leys Community Centre at about 6.15 on Friday evening. Mr Cameron, 23, was immediately attended to by passers-by and paramedics but was pronounced dead at the John Radcliffe hospital soon afterwards. The wound had penetrated his heart. The suspected killer, who vanished from the scene soon after the attack, was described as being black, about six feet tall, and of a skinny build. He also had black hair that was cut short, sunken eyes and large lips. An Oxford resident was arrested on Wednesday. Police originally suspected that the crime was in some way drugsrelated, but this idea has now been dismissed. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Lewis, who is leading the enquiry, commented, “I believe this was a dispute between two individuals. I don’t think there is a drugs war, gang war or race war and I hope that this is of some reassurance to the people of Blackbird Leys.” Blackbird Leys is one of the most notoriously troubled estates in Oxford, but in recent years attempts have been made to improve the area and to encourage community pride.ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more

Oxford student shortlisted for Mars mission

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first_imgAn Oxford University student is one of five Britons to be shortlisted to take part in the Mars One project.Ryan MacDonald, 21, from Derby, is a Masters student in physics at University College. He is also one of five people from the UK to have reached a shortlist of 100 to take part in this mission to the red planet.The project plans to send humans on a one way trip to Mars in order to set up a permanent human settlement on the planet by 2024, at an estimated cost of $6bn for the Dutch non-profit organisers.Ryan Macdonald told the Huffington Post, “I would like to go to Mars for a dream. Humanity’s greatest strength is our ability to dream of a better world, to imagine a future and to inspire a generation to bring it to life.”The Oxford physicist, who can recall 90 digits of the mathematical entity pi, also commented to The Guardian, “The most important thing to do in life is to leave a legacy. A lot of people do that by having a child, having a family. For me this would be my legacy.“Hundreds of years down the line, who is going to know who was the President of the United States? Everyone will remember who were the first four people who stepped onto Mars.”The four other Britons among the final 100 candidates for the mission include Durham University PhD astronomy student Hannah Earnshaw, University of Birmigham astrophysics PhD student Dr Maggie Lieu, Alison Rigby, 35, a science laboratory technician who is from Beckenham, Kent, and Clare Weedon, 27, a systems integration manager for Virgin Media.These five candidates form part of a total of 50 men and 50 women who have been shortlisted from all over the world; 39 from the Americas, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia, seven from Africa and seven from Oceania.They were picked from a pool of 660 candidates who participated in online interviews with the mission’s chief medical officer Norbert Kraft, in which they were tested on their understanding of the risks involved, team spirit, and their motivation behind taking part in the expedition. Initially, over 200,000 people applied to take part in the controversial privately funded mission, which could be filmed for a reality television series. It’s not over yet for those candidates who were not selected either; they’ll have the chance to re-apply in a new application round opening in 2015.Other Oxford students were both excited and perplexed by the controversial project and the concept of a one-way trip.Alex Shickell, a fellow student at Univ, commented, “I think it’s a great idea and that it will help humanity explore the boundaries of our existence. Nonetheless, it’s a very daunting project and you’d have to be one very brave and perhaps slightly unhinged person.”Worcester fresher Charlotte Dowling also stressed the downsides of participating in Mars One. She said, “I think it’s an interesting idea; expansion into the stars is like something out of a sci-fi film. However, I’d question whether we have the right to settle there. It’s a little bit like colonisation. Just because it is not owned by anybody doesn’t mean we have the right to take it.”Exeter undergraduate Flora Hudson added, “In my opinion it could be a new imperialism. We don’t own space. What right do we have to settle there? More importantly, it seems to me like a suicide mission. That in itself is a very frightening prospect.”All of the shortlisted candidates will now be tested in groups to assess their responses to stressful situations in order to decide who will make the final list of 24 actually selected for the mission. Part of their training will then take place in a simulated Martian environment.Before the Mars Project can go ahead, the Dutch organisation will have to amass funds to send a robotic lander, as well as a communications satellite, to the planet.If this goes as planned, they will then have to send an ‘intelligent’ rover in order to scope out a landing spot for habitation modules and life support systems which will be sent up on rockets before the first humans arrive there.The project has not been without scepticism, as researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggested in a report last year that any manned mission to Mars would result in the crew dying after 68 days.last_img read more

Good News! Preservation Hall Jazz Band Just Got Its Iconic Tuba Back

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first_imgBen Jaffe’s tuba has been a fixture in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for some time, so New Orleans music fans around the world were shocked and saddened to hear that it was stolen following a concert at the New Orleans’ Music Box Village last month. Well get ready for some good news, folks, because we are excited to report that the iconic instrument is now back at Preservation Hall.Jaffe, who acts as the band’s creative director as well as its tuba/double bass player, revealed the news on Facebook earlier today. While the tuba apparently suffered some damage during its time away from home, Jaffe made it clear that its nothing they can’t fix with a little bit of a love.The instrument couldn’t have turned up at a better time, as the band is gearing up for three shows in Austin, TX as part of this week’s SXSW festivities. One of those gigs will take place this Thursday (March 15th) at Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch, where Preservation Hall Jazz Band will join a bill that includes Nelson, Kurt Vile, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Josh Ritter, and many more.Of course, it should be noted that the instrument didn’t exactly turn up. No, it was reunited with its rightful owners thanks to an anonymous tip from someone who gave a damn. So kudos to you, anonymous tipster! We may never know your name, but your kind deed will not be forgotten.last_img read more

Jenkins comes under fire for appearing to violate University health and safety protocols

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first_imgThis report was updated Sept. 27 at 3:02 p.m.A video circulating online shows University President Fr. John Jenkins failing to wear a mask or socially distance at the White House ceremony for law professor Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination Saturday.Marcus Cole, dean of the Law School, was seated next to Jenkins and appeared to be wearing a mask.Upon arrival at the White House, both Jenkins and Cole were directed to a room where individuals attending the ceremony were tested for COVID-19, vice president for public affairs and communications Paul Browne said. Every guest was tested by nasal swab prior to entering the ceremony.“Only when the test results returned negative were they and others in their group escorted into the Rose Garden for the ceremony,” Browne said in a statement.However, according to CNN, “two of Barrett’s colleagues at Notre Dame, who attended the Rose Garden event … said they were not tested for the virus by the White House.” The two guests also said they did not hear of any coronavirus testing precautions prior to the event, according to CNN reporting.Earlier in the academic year, Jenkins issued an apology for failing to follow recommended health and safety practices while taking phots with students.“While all of the scientific evidence indicates that the risk of transmission is far lower outdoors than indoors, I want to remind you (and myself!) that we should stay at least 6 feet apart,” Jenkins said in his prior apology.Tags: Amy Coney Barrett, COVID-19, John Jenkinslast_img read more

Leadership starts with self reflection

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data… “When we talk about leadership, it’s always good to remember that leadership is a journey. It isn’t a destination,” said Harry Kraemer, an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, and a Clinical Professor of Leadership at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.Kraemer, one of the highest-rated CUES speakers ever, was the first presenter at the CUES Knowledge & Networking November, which continues on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19.Leadership has nothing to do with titles and org charts, he said. Instead, it has everything to do with how to influence people. “And the only way I know how to influence people is to be able to relate to people,” he added.“If I can figure out a way to relate to Simon, maybe I can influence him. And if I can influence him, then I can lead him,” Kraemer explained.center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Fields of dreams

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PREMIUMBuilt from scratch, new capital may be ‘smart’ but ‘lonely’ city, some fear

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first_imgNational Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa said on Tuesday that Indonesia’s new capital, to be built on an area of 256,000 hectares in the East Kalimantan regencies of North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara, would pioneer smart city development in the country.“The new capital city will set a new standard for basic infrastructure and services,” he said during a hearing at the House of Representatives.The basic infrastructure to be established in the new capital city includes digitized and integrated public transportation, water management, drinkable tap water, waste management, integrated drainage and a digital hub with an integrated information system.“Our hope is to make all cities in Indonesia great, not just the capital city. If we can drink tap water in the capital city, for example, why not create the same technology in the other c… Topics : Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Google Indonesia-new-capital East-Kalimantan North-Penajam-Paser Kutai-Kartanegara smart-city LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ?last_img read more

Treñas halts LSI travel from and to Cebu

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first_imgUnder Treñas’ directive, the return to Region 6 of overseas workers stranded in Cebu would still continue. Only the return of LSIs from Cebu was suspended, it stated. ILOILO City – The city government here has temporary suspended the travel of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from and going to Cebu as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases there continue to increase. The suspension aims to protect the people of Western Visayas from the coronavirus, she explained. With this requirement, she said, “We are assured nga medyo slim ang chance nga mag-positive sila (in a repeat test when they arrive in Iloilo).” Region 6 is currently under an extended modified general community quarantine. Mayor Jerry Treñas announced this move through Executive Order No. 086-F, following the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) order to withhold the issuance of Travel Authority for LSIs. On Tuesday night, DILG-Iloilo director Teodora Sumagaysay announced that the suspension of LSI travel to and from Cebu took effect on June 20, citing the advisory of Assistant Regional Director Maria Calpiza Sardua.“Overseas workers are required to undergo reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test (and the result must be COVID-negative),” Sumagaysay explained.center_img Sumagaysay appealed for patience, understanding and cooperation from the LSIs and their families./PN According to Sumagaysay, no date has been set yet if when the suspension of LSIs’ return would be lifted. LSIs, on the other hand, are not required to undergo RT-PCR test for their return to Western Visayas. But she indicated this may depend on the COVID-19 rate in Cebu. Cebu was reverted back last week to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until June 30 due to a surge in cases of COVID-19 there.last_img read more

IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour, Dirt Knights join forces in 2018

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first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The merging of IMCA’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Modifieds and the Dirt Knights guarantees twice as much excitement on and off the track for race fans in 2018.Eight races are confirmed with a couple more yet to be scheduled said IMCA President Brett Root. Opening night will be Monday, May 28 at the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division, Benton County Speedway in Vinton.Feature winners earn a $2,000 share of the $10,000 purse to be paid each night. All features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $200 to start and $100 tow.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Entry fee will be $75.“The tour has opened at Vinton six times since it was started in 2010 and our intentions are to continue a similar schedule as in previous seasons date and location-wise,” Root said. “We will finalize details and announce the schedule this month.”“Arnold Motor Supply became title sponsor of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour last season,” he noted, “and we look forward to their continued involvement again this season.”An average of more than 32 IMCA Modifieds competed at Hawkeye Dirt Tour events in 2017 while the Dirt Knights broadcast followed the Dakota Classic Tour adventures of eventual national champion Jason Wolla, Corey Dripps, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott and Brock and Cody Bauman.Tour events will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more

NFL draft to go ahead as planned but players, fans will not be a part of it due to COVID

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first_imgLas Vegas: The 2020 American football NFL draft will go ahead as planned next month but players, fans and media will not be part of it due to the coronavirus pandemic.The draft will be held from April 23-25 in a television studio, with players interviewed via video conference, a BBC Sport report said. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said it “can serve a very positive purpose for our clubs, our fans and the country”. He added: “There is no assurance that we can select a different date and be confident that conditions will be significantly more favourable than they are today.”The NFL draft is one of the most sought after events in the US’ sporting calendar. A total of 32 teams recruit talent from the American collegiate system in front of packed media. IANSAlso Read: Satisfying to beat a quality side like India: Kane WilliamsonAlso Watch: East Siang District Administration in Arunachal Pradesh cautious over corona viruslast_img read more