Bridge of Sighs turns 100

first_img“The Bridge of Sighs”, properly known as Hertford Bridge, celebrated its 100th birthday on Saturday as Hertford College celebrated the centenary in style.Around 140 former students, including BBC newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, attended the celebrations, which began at midday with a lecture on reproductive biology by Dr Alison Woollard, and ended at 3am with a game of ‘ring of fire’ in the JCR.Principal Will Hutton expressed his hope that the Principal at the time of building, Henry Boyd, would share his pride in the modern college a century on.The afternoon event also featured the premier of a promotional film for the college, produced by BAFTA award-winning producer Anthony Geffen, showcasing the college’s liberal ethos.Setting out his “vision for the future” to the gathered alumni, Hutton said of the film, “we are all liberal, with a small ‘l’. We were amongst the first wave of colleges to admit women; we have long championed open access to state schools”. “When I first arrived here, I was told by the fellows that Hertford is a ‘middling’ college. Middling as in being in the centre of the city, middling in academic results, middling in pay. My intention in my tenure is to take Hertford well beyond ‘middling’,” Hutton added. The festivities continued well into the evening including the “Rick Hutton Band”, the lead singer being the brother of Principal Hutton. One student volunteer who wished to remain unnamed told Cherwell, “watching Will Hutton dance to his brother’s band was like watching a giant lumber around the dance floor. He’s not very good, but bless him, he tries”. The evening ended with a gathering of the remaining student volunteers, staff and alumni for a game of “ring of fire” in the JCR. One student volunteer, a recent graduate, said “I suppose you might call it post-drinking. It’s a celebration; everyone has worked hard to make the event a really momentous occasion to celebrate a century of the university’s most prominent landmark”. The Hertford Bridge was constructed largely due to the efforts of Henry Boyd (Principal 1877-1922), who overcame significant opposition from both city and university authorities to realise his vision of a skyway linking the old and new quadrangles. Designed by TG Jackson, the acclaimed bridge was opened on 14th January 1914.last_img read more

Waugh leads Australia U19s to series win

first_imgA composed half-century from Austin Waugh has helped Australia Under-19s take an unassaible 3-1 series lead in the fourth youth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Hobart.Waugh, the son of former Test captain Stephen, struck a measured 60 off 125 balls to dig Australia out of early trouble and reach the victory target of 163 with four wickets to spare at Kingston’s Twin Ovals.The right-hander grabbed his shirt on reaching 50, later explaining the gesture was to show his pride in representing his country.Waugh, who came to the crease at 3-2, patiently compiled his runs and was eventually out with Australia 23 runs shy of victory.Merlo (43 not out), with the latter getting Australia home with 26 balls to spare to seal the five-game ODI series.Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Kamindu Mendis won the toss and elected to bat but the visitors soon found themselves in trouble.Opening bowlers Zak Evans (4-30) and Ryan Hadley both made an early breakthrough, before leg-spinner Spoors and Iain Carlisle picked up a wicket each following in their footsteps.Sri Lanka were reduced to 4-39, with key quartet Vishva Chathuranga, Lasith Croospulle, vice-captain Haditha Boyagoda and skipper Mendis all back in the shed.From there though, Jehan Daniel (36) and Krishan Sanjula (29) led the revival, as the visitors inched past 100 at a rate of three runs per over without any further loss.But Sanjula, Ayana Siriwardena and Daniel fell in quick succession, before some lower-order resistance from Rashmika Dilshan (25 off 50 balls) and Nipun Ransika (28 off 29) ensured the hosts batted through their overs to set a competitive total.Evans’ effort was his third four-wicket haul for the series, which concludes with the fifth and final 50-over clash at the same venue on Sunday. (Cricket Australia)last_img read more

Human remains found in search for missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl

first_imgInvestigators recovered human remains in Alabama in connection with the search for a missing 5-year-old girl from Jacksonville, Florida.Taylor Williams vanished last Wednesday from her Jacksonville home, according to police.She was allegedly last seen in her home in Jacksonville around midnight on Wednesday when her mother put her to bed.Brianna Williams said when she woke up around 7 a.m., she said she noticed the back door to the home was unlocked and Taylor wasn’t in her room, authorities said.Williams who is a Navy Petty Officer, was named ‘a person of interest’ in the case after police say she refused to cooperate and was the last person to have seen the young girl.The search was expanded to Alabama where police say human remains have been found in a wooded area between the cities of Linden and Demopolis.According to reports, the girl’s mother  has family and friends in that area.The remains have not been identified at this time.last_img read more

Jimmy Carter released from hospital after brain surgery

first_imgOfficials confirm that former President Jimmy Carter was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Wednesday following a to relieve pressure on his brain.FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER DISCHARGED FROM EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL pic.twitter.com/bjkRcNI2j1— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 27, 2019 Carter was admitted to the Georgia hospital on Nov 11. to undergo surgery to relieve pressure to his brain caused by bleeding from his recent falls.He was hospitalized twice last month for two falls in his home in Plains, Georgia.The former president received 14 stitches above his brow after his first fall when he hit his forehead “on a sharp edge.”He later received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after his second fall.The 95-year-old spent more than two weeks at the hospital recovering from brain surgery before he was discharged on Wednesday.Carter is the oldest living president in U.S. history.Related content:Jimmy Carter Falls Again, Fractures Pelvislast_img read more

Woman Shot on I-95 in Miami Dies; Officials Searching for Suspects

first_imgA woman who was shot while driving through Northwest Miami-Dade County on Friday night has died.Authorities announced the death of 22-year-old Melissa Gonzalez on Saturday afternoon.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, she was shot while driving southbound on I-95, near the 79th Street exit.Gonzalez’s passenger, identified as 26-year-old Julian Cortina, says he heard the gunfire, looked over and saw that Gonzalez had been hurt.They pulled onto the shoulder of the highway’s express lanes and called for help.The southbound lanes of I-95 at Northwest 79th Street, which had been shut down overnight, were reopened at around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. FHP is trying to determine whether Gonzalez was targeted, or if she was hit by a stray bullet.Cortina told authorities the gunshots came from inside a dark-colored vehicle.last_img read more

Broward Judge Removes Antonio Brown from House Arrest

first_imgFormer NFL star Antonio Brown is no longer on house arrest at his Broward County home. Judge frees Antonio Brown from house arrest:https://t.co/T3wM7xsY1H— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 28, 2020 A Broward County judge today granted Brown’s request to remove his ankle monitor.Brown is charged with felony burglary and battery after police say he and a trainer assaulted a mover he had hired at his home in Hollywood. Brown will be allowed to travel within the U.S., but is required to keep in daily contact with pretrial services.He remains free on $110-thousand bond and was also ordered to give up his passport and guns and undergo drug, alcohol and mental health testing.last_img

Proposed Prison Reform Bill Could Save Florida $850 Million

first_imgCrime victims, former inmates and parents of current ones are pushing for passage of meaningful prison reform.The proposed legislation, known as House Bill 189, would increase good behavior credit for first-time, non-violent offenders, from 15 to 35 percent.“I feel the presence of something going to happen,” said Kay Cardona, mother of a Florida inmate who attended a rally on the steps of Florida’s Old Capitol Wednesday morning. “It’s 2020. This thing has been a long time coming.”The reduced time behind bars could result in a savings of around $850 million for Florida Corrections, according to the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Rep. Dianne Hart of Tampa.According to Hart, “I say let’s put that $850 million back into our facilities for vocational training, educational opportunities. I firmly believe we can no longer give people $50 and a bus ticket and send them home without any hope or opportunity.”Republican Senator Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg adds, “The Florida system isn’t working as well as it could. We simply warehouse people in the Florida Corrections System. We aren’t correcting their behavior, though we call it the Department of Corrections.”Wednesday’s rally attracted nearly 350 people.Crime justice bills have been receiving bipartisan support in the Senate, but have been failing to then move in the House. In addition, law enforcement officials say that even non-violent offender releases could be dangerous.last_img read more

Florida Teen Fatally Overdoses at Teacher Aide’s Apartment

first_imgA 20-year-old teaching assistant in Pasco County is accused of possessing fentanyl and heroin, after an 18-year-old man died in her apartment from a potential overdose, according to reports.Deputies found the drugs and paraphernalia at Marina Deetz’s home during the death investigation. A 17-year-old who was also at the apartment on that day told deputies that Deetz gave him and the 18-year-old fentanyl in exchange for cocaine and $50.The 17-year-old also told authorities the three of them did the drugs together.According to WTSP-TV in Tampa, investigators searched the woman’s apartment and found freshly washed dishes, a straw that tested positive for fentanyl, and a rubber container with a substance that tested positive for heroin. They also discovered $50 in her wallet.Deetz told deputies she lived in the apartment with her boyfriend, who has been in jail since January 27.She is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession/delivery of controlled substances.last_img read more

Harvey Weinstein Injured After Fall at Rikers Island

first_img(New York, NY) — One time movie mogul and now convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is reportedly not living the dream behind bars on Rikers Island, after falling and hitting his head Sunday.His spokesman says Weinstein is having a hard time walking around the jail without his walker. His spokesman says Weinstein is in one of the jail’s infirmaries, sharing a cell with two older men.The 67-year-old was ordered held without bail after being found guilty in February for raping a hair stylist and forcing himself on a production assistant. Weinstein’s sentencing his set for Wednesday, March 11th and he faces 29 years in prison after being found guilty of rape.last_img

These Bombers take longer road to Field Hockey Provincials

first_imgIt wasn’t the easiest of roads, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers are heading back to the BC High School Girl’s Field hockey Championships.Hanna Quinn scored on her own rebound to spark the Bombers to a 2-0 victory over J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail in the final of the West Kootenay Girl’s Field hockey League Tuesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.Naomi Perkins also scored while Rylee Zondervan pitched the shutout as the Bombers now represent the zone at the BC High School Girl’s Field hockey Championships the first week in November in Victoria.“The LV Rogers Lady Bombers field hockey team may have taken the long road to repeat as Kootenay Zone Champions but it is very sweet indeed,” said Bomber skipper Bruce Walgren following the past few hectic days of post-season action.“After coming second in league play to arch rival J. Lloyd Crowe, the Bombers had to play Stanley Humphries of Castlegar in a semi final on Monday the winner then would have to play Crowe the very next day (Tuesday) . .  . which is a tall order for any team,” Walgren added.LVR, finishing league play in second spot behind regular season champ J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks, started on the road to greatness Monday by stopping Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar 3-0 in semi final action.LVR started the game off slow allowing the Rockers to take the game to the Bombers from the start.It appeared Stanley Humphries might be rewarded for their efforts but strong defensive play led by Kyra Burkart, Emma Gregorich, Heather Potkins and Julia Burkart combined with steady goal keeping of Rylee Zondervan, who suffered an injury during warm up, kept Castlegar from converting on numerous short corners. After surviving the onslaught, the Bombers began to take over the game thanks to relentless checking of forwards Hanna Quinn, Emma Borhi, and Kaitlyn Daly, which the Bomber midfield of Naomi Perkins, Allie Zondervan and Noa Butterfield were quick to exploit. The pressure paid off as Emma Borhi scored to give LVR a 1-0 lead at the half. LVR kept up the strong play in the second half and were rewarded with goals from Allie Zondervan and Perkins to secure the three-goal victory.Tuesday, Crowe and LVR provided spectators with one of the best competitive field hockey game ever played in the West Kootenays.From the get-go Crowe took the play to the Bombers.However, the bend-but-don’t-break LVR defence never broke.The back-and-forth play by both teams made for a scoreless first half.Walgren said some small adjustments at half and a determined speech by Emma Borhi lit a fire under the Bombers.This allowed LVR to strike fast in the second half.A quick shot by Quinn minutes into the half was stopped by the Crowe keeper.However, Quinn pounced her own rebound to poke the ball across the goal line to give the Bombers a 1-0 lead.“The goal gave the Bombers a boost which they need as Crowe pressed the LVR defence again and again looking for a way to the Bomber goal,” Walgren explained.Crowe continued to press LVR, earning three consecutive corners.But the Bomber defence was equal to the challenge.After the third corner, the Bombers moved the ball systematically up the field before Perkins smashed a shot past the Crowe keeper for some late insurance and another date at the provincial tournament.last_img read more