Oxford battered in Table Tennis Varsity match

first_imgOxford 2 – 8 CambridgeIn the history of Varsity Table Tennis the series was all square; with 30 wins each for Oxford and Cambridge, and four draws. Following three consecutive wins over the Dark Blues, the confident Tabs entered this years Varsity fixture with a strong belief that they could take the lead in the series. Despite some brave resistance from the hosts, the Light Blues achieved this with by a convincing margin. The day began with a thrilling showdown between the Men’s Bteams. Possessing their best line-up in years, Oxford were shocked to find themselves 4-2 down after the first round of singles and doubles. However, victories from Roger Abbot, Chris Hollindale and Horatio Boedihardjo gave the Blues a fighting chance, however Cambridge levelled the scores to tie the fixture. The Ladies’ team inherited the momentum and took an early 2-1 lead thanks to impressive performance from the captain Susan Chai and Yuenyi Lo. Despite this encouraging start, their destruction by Cmabridge in the doubles caused the team to implode, finishing with a disappointing loss of 8-2. This story was then repeated by the Men’s A Team. Chris Hansell kicked off with a 2-0 lead in his first match against the Light Blues Captain, however things looked bad when the later recovered through aggressive forehand strokes in the third set. Hansell managed to hold on with some impenetrable blocking and secured a crucial first point for the Blues. The Oxford No. 2 Ansgar Walter’s hope to follow suit was soon extinguished by the Cambridge Ace. The thrilling 4 game contest saw a brimful of scintillating rallies where the audience could hardly see the ball but it was the Cambridge player who had a better focus and emerged victorious. The hosts were hit hard by this defeat and after that dispirited Blues found it impossible to stop Cambridge scoring. The Dark Blues conceded 4 points in a row until the Blues Captain Paul Lam reversed the tide. Going down 11-9 in the first set, he cleverly exploited the opposing players problems receiving long serves and took the next two sets. The Cambridge player launched a series of backhand attacks to lead 7-6 in the fourth set but Lam’s calmness together with his unstoppable forehand topspin won a 2nd point for Oxford. The victory, however, only as a consolations and the Dark Blues concluded the day with sorrowful 8-2 loss. The Varsity Match this year saw the Dark Blues posing a growing threat to the Tabs, but also showed that Oxford have a way to go before they can truly compete. With 2008 also bringing the graduation of Oxford’s two best players, Chris Hansell and Ansgar Walter, there are going to have to be other players that step up and take responsibility for leveling the series next year.by Horatio Boedihardjolast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s students confront immigration

first_imgStudents discussed legal and illegal immigration at Saint Mary’s College on Friday as part of the discussion-based Justice Friday’s series. Notre Dame senior Juan Rangel and Saint Mary’s senior Dara Marquez led the conversation, asking students and faculty to consider their familiarity with the subject of immigration.Rangel, head of the Notre Dame immigration advocacy club, said he immigrated to the United States at a very young age but upon coming to Notre Dame, he realized  immigration was not widely discussed amongst students.“I realized that not a lot of people were aware of the issue,” he said. “Now I study immigration policy. On campus, I started a new advocacy club on immigration for immigration advocacy. I have also been active during my summers working for the Church in Chicago on immigration issues. This past summer I [was] in D.C. working on immigration policy.”Marquez said the discussion began with an assessment of legal and illegal immigration in the United States. The audience shared their knowledge of illegal immigration based on their familiarity with media stories and personal experiences similar to Rangel’s.The issue of the influx of migrant children from Central America came up quickly, Marquez said.“That was a big thing, [and] it still is regarding migrant children,” she said. “I know right now there a lot of loose ends with that [in] different areas.”Many migrants risk their lives traveling to the border based on information passed on by word of mouth that border patrol will allow them access if they are considered refugees, Marquez said.“If you were to get caught crossing the border, if you were a woman or child, then they would let you go,” she said. “Different migrants were saying that was happening, [and] that could be a loophole.”Instead of running away from border patrol agents, Rangel said migrants were willingly approaching the authorities, hoping they would be taken in and provided with care.“They first go into similar detention centers,” she said. “They are turning military bases into housing facilities for children until they are able to return them to family members or the courts.”Rangel said the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), a policy meant to clarify refugee status, was reauthorized in 2008. The bill enacted new human trafficking crimes, enhanced victim service provisions and strengthened the role of the Trafficking in Persons Office within the State Department.In order to be considered under refugee status, Rangel said migrants must present a legitimate reason for fleeing.“It was more of the conservative side [who] were proposing the change to adjust the issue and address the courts crisis that is occurring in the country right now,” he said. “A lot of these children did have refugee status when they were heard out. Five, 6 and 7-year-old children [are] asked to defend themselves. At this point, court cases are three years in advance.”The criteria for refugee status is considered hazy in terms of qualifications, Rangel said.“Technically, it would have to be discrimination based on criteria,” he said. “They found that the lawyers who were representing some of these kids were able to make connections to discrimination. Only 10 percent without lawyers were able to do that.”Marquez said deportation is another topic at large in the United States when it comes to immigration policy.“Aside from refugee children, there’s also the perspective of deportation, and there’s also the perspective of students,” she said. “They can’t receive financial aid. They couldn’t work legally in the country. They can’t get a driver’s license. Just recently, an executive order by the president said any undocumented student who fulfilled this criteria met the legal status.”With the executive order issued by President Obama, Marquez said students must meet a certain level of education with no criminal background.“Then they [are] able to obtain a temporary social security number,” she said. “You are able to renew it every two years as long as that policy’s active. There are some students who have already graduated college [and] can’t use their degree until deferred action.”Despite these temporary securities, Marquez said she is still considered undocumented in the eyes of the law.“My personal story is that I actually crossed through the port of entry when I was three years old,” she said. “U.S. citizens would sell the birth certificates of their children as ours.”Marquez said she encouraged the students to listen to the stories of other migrants in the future in order to not only consider the point of social justice, but also to learn from additional experiences.“There’s all these different perspectives on illegal immigration,” she said. “It’s just difficult for humans to have that piece of metal being the only thing that separates you. It kind of disrespects your own human dignity.”Tags: border patrol, Immigration, immigration advocacy, Justice Fridays, Mexico, policylast_img read more

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Cavaliers win 5th straight in 28-point rout of Pistons

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? James scored 16 of his 18 points in the first quarter and the Cavaliers made 11 3-pointers in the first half on the way to a 116-88 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. Cleveland led 73-46 at halftime thanks to an overwhelming shooting performance, an indication that Detroit’s stay atop the Central Division might not last much longer.The Pistons still lead the Cavs by a game, but Cleveland has won five straight and scored at least 110 points in eight of its last nine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“That was 48 minutes of game planning and execution right from the beginning,” James said. “They’ve been playing extremely good basketball. They were coming off a great win (Sunday) night in Minnesota, so we knew that they were going to come out here and try to give us their best shot, and had to be ready for that.”The Cavaliers led 27-22 when James went to the bench late in the first quarter. By the time he came back in, it was 50-30. Cleveland’s reserves ended up outscoring Detroit’s 26-8 in the first half. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Harris led Detroit with 11 points. Kevin Love had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland.ANOTHER BLOWOUTThe previous matchup between these teams wasn’t much different. The Cavs beat Detroit 128-96 on March 14 in Cleveland. That was the largest margin of victory by the Cavs against the Pistons — although Clevelandnearly broke that mark Monday.A BREATHERCleveland led 101-62 after three, and the top players for both teams sat out the final period. James ended up playing only 27:17 after surpassing 40 minutes in three of his previous five games.“I played with Michael Jordan when he was 39; he played 37 minutes a night. Karl Malone was 37 and played 38 minutes a night,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “Everybody’s built different and if you’re one of the greats sometimes you’ve got to play and sometimes you get rest like tonight.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Cleveland still isn’t close to full strength. The Cavs were without Isaiah Thomas (right hip), Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain), Iman Shumpert (left knee effusion) and Tristan Thompson (left calf strain).Pistons: Jon Leuer (left ankle sprain) did not play. … Detroit’s six-game home winning streak was snapped. This was also the first time all season the Pistons lost the latter half of a back-to-back. They had been 3-0. … Andre Drummond moved into fifth place on the Pistons’ career list with 5,205 rebounds. Larry Foust had 5,200.UP NEXTcenter_img Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again.“We haven’t had a win like that in a very long time,” James said. “That’s what happens when we don’t let up.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Cavaliers: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Pistons: At the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Irving’s 47 lead Celtics past Mavericks to extend streak to 16 straight The Cavs shot 62 percent from the field in the first two quarters and 11 of 17 from 3-point range. They finished the game 16 of 33 from beyond the arc.“I’m not upset at our guys. I didn’t see our guys quitting or anything like that,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “We got a little bit shell shocked.”This had the feel of a big game before it started. Although there were still some empty seats at Little Caesars Arena, the Pistons’ new home seemed closer to full than on previous nights, and the attendance was announced as a sellout. The team played well on offense at the start. A 3-pointer by Avery Bradley put Detroit ahead 18-17.James, however, answered with two 3s and a turnaround jumper, and the Pistons weren’t able to keep up with Cleveland’s torrid shooting.“He definitely did set the tone,” Detroit’s Tobias Harris said. “Made some really tough, contested shots — 3s. Got himself going, got his team going, and then they were able to just pretty much fuel off that.”It was 36-23 after the first quarter, and the Cavs broke the game open at the start of the second. 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Submit Your Session Proposal for the ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit NYC [UPDATE]

first_imgUPDATE: Open session proposals are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted one. We’ll be in touch soon. As you may have read recently, we’re having our next great event, the two-day ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit on June 13-14 in New York City. While programming for day one is all but set with awesome speakers including danah boyd, Jason Calacanis, Andy Carvin, Nick Denton and Fred Wilson, day two will feature many breakout sessions covering a wide variety of Web topics.That’s where you come in.Our previous events have always featured our smart readers helping to shape the agenda, and the 2WAY Summit is no different. That’s why session proposals for day two sessions are now being accepted.If you think you’ve got something worth talking about, whether by yourself or as a panel, workshop, or other format, give us your pitch by filling out this form.If your session idea catches our interest, we’ll contact you to discuss more. Session organizers will also receive a complimentary pass to the 2WAY Summit for both days.If you’d just like to join us as an attendee, our “early adopter” pricing is on right now!Good luck with your proposal! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting seamus condron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#events#web last_img read more

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Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Antonio shares Italy lead; Torre rises Read Next A victory against Nepal will guarantee progress to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, a first for the country.“I think this is as good as any chance for us to qualify so I’m not even thinking about the possibility of us not qualifying,” said Younghusband, who has four goals so far in the qualifiers.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 shutoutSitting on top of Group F with eight points, the Azkals still have one more game against Tajikistan at home.“This is perhaps one of the most important matches in our history,” said team manager Dan Palami. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Having enjoyed his first trip to Nepal five years ago when the Philippines reached the AFC Challenge Cup semifinals for the first time, Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband is hoping to achieve a bigger, more important goal this time.When Younghusband leads the Azkals out at ANFA Stadium against the host country in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the team will be carrying the dreams of a nation that has so long been aching to play with the elite.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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10 months agoAA Gent in Crystal Palace talks for Alexander Sorloth

first_imgAA Gent in Crystal Palace talks for Alexander Sorlothby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have welcomed an approach from AA Gent for Alexander Sorloth.The Belgians are keen on a loan deal for the Norway international, says HLN.And Palace are happy with the proposal, believing six months away will do Sorloth’s self-belief some good.At Gent, the striker will be reunited with his former FC Midtjylland coach Jess Thorup.With FCM, Sorloth scored 10 goals in 19 games in 2017 before joining Palace for €9m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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French Yard Hosts Delivery Coin Ceremonies for MSC Ships

first_imgFrench shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique held today delivery and coin ceremonies for two newbuilds owned by Switzerland-based cruise company MSC Cruises. At the event held in Saint-Nazaire, the shipyard delivered MSC Bellissima, the second of the Meraviglia generation of cruise ships and the sixteenth vessel to join the MSC fleet. Welcome #MSCBellissima! The 16th ship of #MSCCruises’ fleet is officially part of the family. #BeautyAtSea pic.twitter.com/JSve65acTk— MSC Cruises News (@MSCCruises_PR) February 27, 2019Following the delivery, the 167,600-ton newbuilding will set sail for Southampton, where it will be named on March 2. With a capacity for more than 5,700 passengers, the new addition to the MSC Cruises’ fleet will become the largest ship to be launched in this UK city.MSC Bellissima will depart Southampton on March 4 to commence its 10-night inaugural cruise to Genoa. From March 17, the vessel will commence 7-night itineraries in the Mediterranean calling Genoa, Naples and Messina in Italy, Valetta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain and Marseille in France.Also on February 27, the coin ceremony was held for MSC Virtuosa, the company’s second Meraviglia-Plus ship. The coin was placed in the keel block by MSC Virtuosa’s godmothers as a symbol of good luck.Joyful moments should always be shared.Take a look at the highlights from #MSCVirtuosa‘s Coin Ceremony.https://t.co/mcsZ13NzB2 pic.twitter.com/utxvjabpKC— MSC Cruises News (@MSCCruises_PR) February 27, 2019As its sister ship MSC Grandiosa, MSC Virtuosa will feature a length of 331 meters, a width of 43 meters and a maximum capacity of 6,300 passengers. It will be one of the two largest ships in MSC Cruises’ fleet when it enters service in 2020.The newbuilds are part of the company’s EUR 11.6 billion investment plan under which the MSC fleet is set to expand to 25 mega cruise ships by 2026.last_img read more

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