Authorities put brakes on Turl St Dash

first_imgStudents were also reported to have urinated on the walls of their rivals’ college and a small group of Jesus students attempted to break into Exeter.But rivalry between the two colleges dates back centuries. It is believed that in the 1960s, Exeter students fed a flock of pigeons laxatives before letting them loose in Jesus’ Dining Hall. The Jesus retaliation to this incident reportedly involved varnishing Exeter toilet seats.Jesus College’s Alternative Perspective notes that “The Jesus/Exeter feud has been going strong for several hundred years after the initial street battles and shows no signs of abating.”The Dash itself is not associated with violence. The nature of the Dash is one secretively protected by Jesus College members.“The ban would have been re-imposed regardless”One Jesus undergraduate, who wished to remain anonymous, said that, “only a few are privy to the whole story behind the Dash and I’m not going to share it!”He also noted that the Dash is usually banned by college officials every year.He said, “The ban would have been re-imposed regardless of whether or not there had been a fight.”He also said that, “The punishments received as a direct consequence of the fighting were entirely proportionate.”Second year Exeter lawyer, Alice Loughney summed up popular student opinion at both colleges. She commented that the so-called enmity is “definitely not taken seriously, it’s more of a harmless friendly rivalry.”The future of the Turl Street Dash remains uncertain. The annual Turl Street Dash has been banned by both Jesus and Exeter College authorities, following violence last year’s event and national media attention.The Dash is a long-standing tradition involving Jesus students participating in a bicycle ride around Oxford finishing on Turl Street, usually preceded by heavy drinking.But students at both colleges were warned that any attempt to participate in a Dash this year would result in heavy punishment. This follows the events of last Hilary term, when the Dash escalated into a drunken brawl between students at Exeter and Jesus.In response to the fight and the press coverage it received, Exeter’s Junior Dean and Jesus’ Dean outlined their intention to punish those responsible and ensurethat the incident would not be repeated.Last week, Exeter students were informed by e-mail that the “Turl Street Dash is banned” and that any students found participating would be “heavily disciplined.”Jesus JCR President received an email to similar effect. In the e-mail, the Dean of Jesus College warned that, “After the fracas and adverse national publicity of the event last year you should know that I promulgated a ban on the event.”The e-mail also cautioned that anyone found organising or participating in the Dash would “incur my severe displeasure.”In February of last year, Cherwell reported on the events of the Dash which ended in violence between the colleges. The Sun ran the story under the headline ‘Uni-Cycle Riot’. Jesus students were reported to have come out onto Turl Street to cheer on competitors in the bicycle race. Chanting and swearing degenerated into fighting between some Exeter and Jesus students. The subsequent fight allegedly left students injured and bicycles damaged after they were thrown around in the street.last_img read more

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LUPTON, MARY (nee MONAGHAN), – aged 69

first_imgLUPTON, MARY (nee MONAGHAN), – aged 69 years passed away Friday at her home. Her given name was Mary, but she was lovingly called Coryn. On October 29, 2016 her gentle spirit was finally set free from earthly bounds to rise and join with her beloved daughter Joelle, her sister Peggy and the angels she loved so much. Coryn was an avid reader, an unpublished writer, an artist, a cook, and a dreamer. She looked at the world with a poet’s eyes and she enjoyed laughter. She deeply loved her family, both in sunshine and storms, and to the moon and back, especially her children and the compass in her life, Joe. She last worked at the family owned business, Foundations and Structures in Tuckahoe, NJ. She was predeceased by her daughters, Ann M. Beach, Mary T. Beach and Joelle Lupton, her sister, Peggy Essl and her father William Monaghan, Sr. She is survived by her husband Joseph Lupton, her mother, Coryn Monaghan, her children, Brian Beach, James Beach (Sherri), Ronald Hurless, Jr., Robert Hurless, and Michael Lupton (Fiance Angel Severino), Theresa Brumble, Joseph W. Lupton, Jr. Edward, Lupton (Jennifer), her brothers William Monaghan, Jr. (Terri) Michael Monaghan, a sister Patricia Kammer (Skip), her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins. Coryn’s funeral service will be Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, morning eleven o’clock at the Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until time of service. Interment will be private at the family’s convenience. Those who desire may send memorial contributions to the American Lung Association in NJ, PO Box 10188, 37214, Newark, NJ 07101. Email condolences may be made at www.godfreyfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Historic Life Saving Station to Open for First Night

first_imgAdmission buttons are on sale forOcean City’s New Year’s Eve celebration First Night attendees will get the first opportunity to visit the newly restored U.S. Life Saving Station 30 at the intersection of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. The station operated in Ocean City from 1885 to 1915 as part of the U.S. Life Saving Service, a precursor to the modern Coast Guard. A years-long effort to acquire and restore the historic building is nearly complete, and anybody with a First Night admission button will be invited to stop by and tour the station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. Life saving stations up and down the U.S. coast were positioned not only to rescue ships and sailors in distress but to serve as places of shelter and medical clinics on shorelines that were often sparsely inhabited and remote. They were staffed with men whose motto was, “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.” The Ocean City station will become a living history museum that will give visitors a glimpse of what life was like there in 1905. For First Night on Sunday, Dec. 31, guides will be on hand to answer questions about the station, and artifacts will show how it operated. The station will be decorated with a traditional Christmas tree. The new attraction is just part of the popular non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration that features more than 75 entertainment programs at 19 different locations in Ocean City. A fireworks display rings in the New Year at midnight. A complete schedule of events is available at firstnightocnj.com. Admission buttons ($20) are good for all events. They are available online at firstnightocnj.com, by phone at 1-800-BEACH-NJ, or in person at the Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily), at Stainton’s Square (810 Asbury Avenue) and at City Hall (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily).last_img read more

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Whitbread chairman to step down

first_imgWhitbread plc, owner of Costa Coffee, has announced that Anthony Habgood will step down as chairman later this year.The process to find his successor will be led by Sir Ian Cheshire, senior independent director, and a further announcement will be made in due course. In November last year, British Baker reported that Whitbread was believed to be searching for a replacement for Habgood. See the original story here.Habgood, who has held the position at Whitbread since mid-2005, said: “It has been a pleasure to be chairman over a period of rapid growth as we have transformed Whitbread into a focused company and developed two market-leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. “With the company having a strong board and a clear strategy for growth, I believe this year is an appropriate time to hand over to a successor.”In addition, the company has outlined growth milestones for 2016 and 2018, revealing plans to double the size of its Costa Coffee franchise with global system sales of £2bn over the next four years.last_img read more

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Galactic Plots Summer Tour With Run Of Shows In Northeast

first_imgJust a couple days after impressing NYC fans with a throwdown at Terminal 5, New Orleans funkers extraordinaire Galactic have announced their return to the Big Apple. The band has revealed four dates from what is sure to be a big summer tour, including two nights in Brooklyn, NY and two nights in Nantucket, MA.The run features four shows in six nights, as Galactic will hold it down at the Brooklyn Bowl from July 22-23, and the Chicken Box from July 26-27. Expect some incredible funk music from the band that always does it right in New Orleans.For more on the band’s funky set with Soulive supporting and vocal work from Cyril Neville and Erica Falls, be sure to check out our in-depth review and gallery. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM Eastern. Show details can be seen below:last_img read more

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Vermonter days begin at Magic Mountain

first_imgMagic Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort,Magic has always had a strong following with local Vermonters as a traditional ski area with some of the best natural terrain in the state. To show its support, Magic continues making skiing and riding as affordable as possible for Vermonters who create such a welcoming community for out-of-state visitors during the long Vermont winters. Besides keeping its normal ticket prices below $60 for everyone, Starting this week, Magic will have special Vermonter Days with reduced pricing on all non-holiday Fridays and Sundays.Vermonters can ski all-day Fridays at Magic’s normal half-day weekday rate ($30 for adults) and get lower weekday rates ($39 for adults) on all Sundays (non-holidays).‘Many locals know that Magic is the place to ski on a powder day’, said Jim Sullivan, Magic Mountain’s president. ‘But, in addition, we’re trying to reach out to the local communities on a more regular basis by extending this offer and creating an affordable opportunity for Vermonters to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. We’re hoping that people who haven’t been here in years or have never been here will give us a try. I have no doubt that they will love the mountain and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.’And, that friendly atmosphere has been helped by improvements made to the new Black Line Brew Pub which offers excellent, affordable local Vermont dining, music and bar-scene at the top of Magic’s base lodge.Magic first opened in 1960 and will be celebrating this season its 50th anniversary of peak to bottom skiing dating from 1962, which to this day, is still one of the most exciting, challenging and authentic Vermont ski experiences. Different than the corporate resorts, Magic has stayed true to the original Vermont ski culture. Magic skiers enjoy a mountain emphasizing natural, diverse ski terrain in an atmosphere of shared camaraderie for the sport both on the slopes and in the lodge after a long, rewarding day. Magic has an authentic vibe because, in reality, it still remains first and foremost a ski area, not a ‘resort’‘and a distinctly Vermont one at that. It’s a community spirit that keeps Magic thriving for those committed ski and riding enthusiasts who want to ‘carve their own trail’ and experience real snow and obstacles that mother-nature puts on the hill. And, it’s why Magic skiers love the mountain so much that they are personally investing in the ski area via The Magic Partnership in order to enhance and preserve it for future generations to enjoy.January 10, 2012, Londonderry, VTlast_img read more

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Brazilian Firm Embraer to Participate in New U.S. Air Force Bid

first_imgBy Dialogo May 10, 2012 Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer announced on May 8 that it will participate in the U.S. Air Force’s new bid for the purchase of light attack aircraft. “We’re going into the competition with a bit more concern, because we already had the contract signed, but with the new conditions, which give significant weight to the planes’ past combat experience, we believe that we’re going to win again,” Luiz Carlos Aguiar, the president of Embraer Defense and Security, said to the daily Folha de São Paulo. The U.S. Air Force issued the new request for bids on April 13, following the February cancellation of a contract for 20 Super Tucano planes, worth 355 million dollars, that had been awarded to Embraer and its partner, U.S.-based Sierra Nevada Corporation, in December. The decision was made after rival U.S. vendor Hawker Beechcraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas, filed suit in a U.S. federal court to block the contract with Embraer-Sierra Nevada, alleging that its Beechcraft AT-6 plane was excluded from the request for bids. The aircraft will equip the new Afghan Air Force. If the selection process is “just, competitive, and transparent,” the Super Tucano should be chosen again, Aguiar insisted to Folha. The situation also threatened the interests of U.S. firm Boeing, which is seeking a contract worth $5 billion for the sale of 36 fighter planes to Brazil. Nevertheless, the Pentagon said that it is confident that the situation with Embraer will not influence the Brazilian government’s decision. The AT-29 Super Tucano is a plane designed for light attack missions, counterinsurgency, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance missions in low-threat environments, as well as for advanced pilot training.last_img read more

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Union pushes Post Office to offer financial services

first_img continue reading » The American Postal Workers Union is making a big ask as part of contract talks it kicked off Thursday with the U.S. Postal Service: It wants the post office to expand customer offerings to include financial services.That will be a challenge. The recently departed postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe, said postal banking doesn’t seem needed or feasible. Instead, he recommended focusing on building the agency’s package delivery service for e-commerce companies like Amazon.com, as traditional first-class mail volumes have fallen by more than 20% since 2009.  The union, which is also proposing to extend operating hours at post offices, is hoping new Postmaster General Megan Brennan will consider other ideas.“We’re very serious about the post office taking on financial services. The post office is trusted, it’s in every community, the workers are skilled and trained,” said the union’s President Mark Dimondstein, who spoke at a press conference in Washington Thursday to mark the start of negotiations where the union made its general opening remarks to management.Mr. Dimondstein said cuts and closures to the Postal Service have eliminated tens of thousands of “good, living wage jobs.”“Postal management’s policy has been to severely degrade service, dismantle the postal network, and engage in piecemeal privatization,” he said. “We have a very different vision of enhancing and expanding services,” he added, cautioning that if the union’s proposals aren’t put into action there’ll be more job losses and shifts into low-wage work. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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3 new data reports your credit union should be running in 2016

first_img continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Wouldn’t you love to know which of your members wants a loan even before they themselves know?  No crystal balls required – but you just may already be close to knowing this, even if you do not know that you do.Big data is what unravels this seeming mystery.  A core idea with big data – why some credit union marketers delve ever deeper into it – is that many of the answers to our burning questions already can be found in big data that we have or can readily possess.Back up a step first.  In some respects, traditional credit bureaus – upon which many lending decisions have been wholly or partly based for several generations – are a kind of big data repository.  The data is not necessarily that big – it has been drawn from a narrowly defined pool – but the idea has been to use past behavior to predict the future.So it is with today’s big data, except now – due to the Internet and data analytics – there are many different kinds of information and also ways to make sense of it at very fast speeds.Imagine this.  Your member, SpeedBump, posts a tweet that reads: “Car broke down today on way to sales pitch. Arrggh!  Prospect declined to reschedule. Double arrghh!!”last_img read more

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Carter Rubin, Shoreham 15-Year-Old, Makes It To Finals on The Voice

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Carter Rubin, 15, of Shoreham, has advanced to the final round of NBC’s The Voice.The sophomore Shoreham-Wading River High School student is the last member of judge and mentor Gwen Stefani’s team left in the competition, along with two singers from Team Blake (Shelton), one from Team (John) Legend, and one from Team Kelly (Clarkson).After last night’s results show, Gwen tweeted: “wow! so proud of u @carterjrubin finals here we come! #TheVoice #TeamGwen gx.”Carter tweeted a photo of him and Gwen on stage and wrote: “BEYOND GRATEFUL for all of you C’MON FINALE #TheVoice #VoiceLives #TeamGwen.”On Monday night, Carter brought his mentor to tears with his rendition of “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppets Movie. He dedicated the performance to his brother, Jack, who is on the autism spectrum. Then, during the live results show that aired on NBC last night at 8 p.m., host Carson Daly asked Carter what lessons can be learned from his brother.“My brother, Jack, and a lot of people on the autism spectrum see things a little differently than many of us,” he said. “And I don’t think that’s a bad thing. In fact, it’s a quite beautiful thing, and I think if we all took a second and tried to see the world through their eyes, we’d all be kinder, we’d be more patient, and we’d be more accepting.“We all just want love and respect,” he continued. “And I thank my brother for teaching me those lessons.”Tune in to watch Carter perform in the finals of The Voice on Monday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The next night, also at 8 p.m. on NBC, the winner among the top five contestants will be revealed.For more entertainment coverage, visit longislandpress.com/category/entertainment.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

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