Anti-Tibetan violence at Anne’s

first_imgPhoto: Daniel Rolle A student at St Anne’s has been the victim of a violent attack over a Tibetan Flag hanging outside her window.Sophie Chao, a third year reading Chinese and Tibetan, was working in her room around noon on Wednesday when she had stones “hurled at her window”.The offender, a Chinese male accompanied by two other girls, allegedly picked up stones from the side of the quad and threw them at Chao’s open window.Chao said that she was unable to identify her attacker as she moved away from the window to avoid being hit in the face by the stones; the attacker was allegedly shouting “Fuck Tibet”.She said, “He seemed intent on getting the code to my building so that he could come up and confront me. He was fully aware that my window was open and that he could potentially have hurt me.”In an email sent to St Anne’s JCR, the Dean, Dr. Liora Lazarus, condemned the attack. She said, “Such violent and intimidating behaviour is simply not acceptable, and will not be tolerated in this college under any circumstances.”JCR President, Amaru Villaneauva Rance described the event as “unacceptable”. He said, “I’m suspending judgement on the political perspective but from a JCR perspective, we must look out for students,”“Anyone can stand where they like on the political line but when it comes to abusing someone else because of the stance they take, that’s simply not right.”Chao has denounced the behaviour of her attacker. She said, “It is pathetic that the elite of China that Oxford welcomes is reduced to this kind of petty and menial behaviour.”She said that resorting to physical violence to make a point was never acceptable, “[The stone-thrower] epitomises today’s China, that is morally and ethically blind to a reality that is obvious to all.”Chao said that she had reported the matter to the Dean who “allowed me to look at photographs of all of our undergraduates as well as graduate students, but I wasn’t really able to identify a single one.”She added that looking at pictures of foreign exchange students may well help her identify who the attacker was. In addition the Dean appealed to students for more information about the attack.last_img read more

Nolan V. Wilson, 75

first_imgNolan V. Wilson, 75, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his residence with his family at his side..Born, June 8, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Elmer J. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Kress) Wilson.Nolan graduated in 1959 from Greensburg High School and then did homes studies with CTC College Drafting, Delray Electronics, NRI Appliance, TV Course, and NRI Computers. He was in the National Guard from 1960-1966.He had worked for Cummins Engine from 1959-1961 and then he worked at BCA as a tool and die maker from 1962 until his retirement in 2004.He was a member of the Bethel Apostolic Church in Greensburg. Nolan was also a Boy Scout in his youth. His hobbies included: remote controlled planes, ham operator, woodworking, everything electrical, collector of MANY things. He had participated in bowling and softball leagues. He enjoyed sporting events and was active in his grandchildren’s events.He was married to Carolyn S. Beckner on October 30, 1964 and she survives.He is also survived by four daughters, Melinda (Aaron) Mozingo, Holton, Cheryl Abrams (Rodger Shepherd), Greensburg, Vicki (Jim) Heck, Greensburg, Elaine Wilson and her fiancée Isaac Martinez, Odessa, TX; two brothers, Steve Wilson, Shelbyville, Glen (Linda) Wilson, Greenwood; one brother in law, George Beckner (Irene Smith), Rushville; six grandchildren, Ashley (James) Fisher, Phillip “Curtis” Abrams, II, Tony Wilson, Adrian Caster, Kyle Abrams, John Daniels.He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Mary Beth Wilson; two sister in laws, Beverly Wilson, Janie Wilson.Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Todd Smith officiating.Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Bethel Apostolic Church or to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comLEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01last_img read more

Controversial Mata goal helps Blues thrash Tottenham

first_imgTottenham 1 Chelsea 5Juan Mata’s controversial goal helped Chelsea secure what turned into a resounding semi-final victory at Wembley.The Blues, who will face Liverpool in next month’s FA Cup final, were leading through Didier Drogba’s cracking strike from the edge of the penalty area when their lead was doubled courtesy of a gaffe by referee Martin Atkinson.AdChoices广告The official decided that Mata’s close-range shot went over the line when it clearly had not – a moment Tottenham will no doubt point to despite Chelsea scoring three more to seal a great victory.Lampard scored Chelsea’s fourth.Gareth Bale pulled one back for Spurs by tapping in the loose ball after Petr Cech had brought down Emmanuel Adebayor.But Chelsea then grabbed three late goals, with Ramires finishing well after collecting Mata’s pass, Frank Lampard hitting the net with a stunning 30-yard free-kick, and substitute Florent Malouda slotting home after another assist by the outstanding Mata.It was an action-packed finish to what had been a cagey affair until a spell late in the first half in which Spurs twice almost went ahead and Drogba opened the scoring three minutes before the interval.John Terry launched the ball forward and Drogba held off William Gallas before sending a brilliant shot high into the net.Drogba had earlier failed to make the most of a chance in a similar position.He had more time than he perhaps realised after Gallas went down as the pair chased David Luiz’s long ball, and the Ivorian sliced his effort well wide.Chelsea also created an opening when Salomon Kalou robbed Kyle Walker and galloped down the left but then over-hit his pass to Mata, allowing keeper Carlo Cudicini to thwart the Spaniard.Keeper Cech was arguably fortunate to stay on the pitch.But it was Tottenham who had come closest to scoring prior to Drogba’s belter.Rafael van der Vaart’s header was cleared off the line by Terry, before Adebayor was unable to connect with Van der Vaart’s cross and the ball came back off the post.Buoyed by Drogba’s goal, Chelsea made a barnstorming start to the second half and Cudicini dived to his left to tip away Mata’s shot.From the resulting corner by Lampard, ex-Chelsea man Cudicini produced another great stop, this time keeping out Luiz’s header.In the scramble which followed, Cudicini ended up in a heap on the goal-line along with Terry and Spurs defenders Ledley King and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.Mata, from around five yards out, fired in their direction with the ball appearing to hit the boot of Terry, and Atkinson somehow concluded that it had crossed the line.Coming just three minutes after the break, the goal was a body blow to Spurs but they hit back on 55 minutes.Scott Parker threaded through a great pass and after the onrushing Cech tripped Adebayor, Atkinson played the advantage, allowing Bale to sidefoot into an empty net and perhaps sparing Chelsea’s keeper a red card.Luiz was not so fortunate. The Brazil international was taken off after being hurt while trying to stop Adebayor – a worry for Chelsea ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona.Another Brazilian, the irrepressible Ramires, restored his team’s two-goal cushion before Lampard’s 81st-minute beauty.Malouda’s injury-time fifth rubbed salt into the wounds of Spurs, who were well beaten but will argue that Atkinson’s diabolical error was a turning point.Click here for the Chelsea v Tottenham quizSee also: Chelsea v Tottenham: Player ratingsControversial Mata goal helps Blues thrash Tottenham Di Matteo confrms Luiz is a doubt for Barcelona clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

C-NS softball earns trip to state Class AA final four

first_imgWhile a third straight Section III Class AA title was a fine accomplishment, the Cicero-North Syracuse softball team wanted far more in 2019, and at the very least has made it to the state final four.The Northstars got there with a tough 6-4 victory over Section II champion Colonie in Friday’s Class AA regional final at Carrier Park, on the same diamond where it had beaten Baldwinsville for the sectional title earlier in the week.A combination of big hits in the early going, two timely bunts in the fifth inning and fine pitching from Arianna Corasaniti in the late stages pushed C-NS a step closer to the sixth state title in program history. Each of the previous two years, the Northstars had lost in the regional round – to Shaker in 2017, and then to Ballston Spa in 2018. Now it faced a Colonie side that had scored 17 runs in its sectional finals win over Bethlehem.The Garnet Raiders put immediate pressure on Corasaniti by loading the bases in the top of the first inning with no out, but with a grounder, strikeout and infield pop fly, Corasaniti worked out of it.Then Alayna Harbaugh tripled in the bottom of the first and scored on Brandi Feeney’s single, but C-NS’s 1-0 lead didn’t last as Colonie tagged Corasaniti for five hits in the top of the second, which led to four runs. It was important for the Northstars to quickly answer, which it did in the bottom of the second by loading the bases before no. 9 hitter Jenna Imbesi delivered a run-scoring single. Two batters later, Harbaugh singled, and the tying runs raced home.So it was 4-4 going to the third, and only here did the teams settle down, Corasaniti and Garnet Raiders counterpart Carly Gemmett working through scoreless frames in the third and fourth innings.Gemmett retired eight in a row before C-NS came up to bat in the bottom of the fifth. Harbaugh drew a walk and Feeney doubled her to third. Then a flash of the old-school methods the Northstars used so many times in years past resurfaced.With Colonie perhaps expecting C-NS’s no. 4 and 5 hitters, Brooke Nicolaos and Ally Cifaratta, to hit away, both of them instead lay down consecutive squeeze bunts, which succeeded in bringing Harbaugh and Feeney home.Now given a two-run edge, Corasaniti closed it out, blanking Colonie the last five innings overall and only allowing one hit following the seven the Garnet Raiders picked up in the first two innings.C-NS is off to Moreau Recreation Park in South Glens Falls, where next Saturday at 11:30 a.m. it faces Victor (Section V) in the state semifinals – the same Blue Devils team that beat the Northstars 4-2 late in May. The winner plays Corning (Section IV) or East Meadow (Section VIII) in the 4 p.m. state championship game.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSSoftballlast_img read more

‘Everything is going well’ – Bolt says preparation on song for Rio Games

first_img UNIQUE ATHLETE Meanwhile, Bolt said he is not like any other athlete. “I am different, I bring a different vibe. I am a performer, not just an athlete, but I am a performer. I bring and I entertain, so that’s what makes me different,” said Bolt. He added that he is looking forward to running here in Jamaica at the Racers Grand Prix, scheduled for the National Stadium on June 11. “I haven’t run in Jamaica for a couple of years now, so for me, I am looking forward to that, so people should definitely come out and support.” He reiterated his intention to close out his illustrious career “definitely unbeaten”. “I won’t be one of those athletes, after you dominate over a couple of years and you decide at the last minute that you want to come back, you start to lose. It doesn’t look good, so I won’t be one of those athletes. When I hang up my spikes, that is it,” he told The Gleaner. Bolt stressed that he is the best of this era when asked how he compares with American great Carl Lewis. “In this era, for sure,” he said, then added with a laugh when pressed further, “Come on, man! Come on!” As iconic Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt prepares to add to his six Olympic gold medals at the upcoming Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 29-year-old reveals that this might be the most important year of his career. Bolt said he is “under no pressure”, but wants to entertain his fans, remain fit and compete hard. The 100 and 200m world record holder says he is looking forward to putting on a show for his fans in his Cayman Invitational season-opener on May 14 in the Cayman Islands. “I am in good nick, training hard. My time trials are going well, my coach is happy, so everything is going well, and I am just looking forward to my first meet in Cayman. “I think it’s one of the big years, now that it’s (career) finishing. It’s really a big deal, so I am just trying to refocus and get my mind right and just go out there and just execute. And just to win is always the plan,” continued Bolt. He was speaking in an interview Sunday night following a reception and auction ceremony hosted by Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The reception showcased items of Racers stars’ Bolt, Yohan Blake, Warren Weir and Kemar Bailey-Cole, including medals, memorabilia, kits and spikes, some of which were silently auctioned.last_img read more