Oxford students have expressed disappointment over the response of the Dean, the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, to allegations of racism at the Christ Church Porters’ Lodge. As Cherwell reported in Third Week, two black Oxford students alleged that some porters at Christ Church treated them adversely on the basis of race. In one incident, black students entering the College were asked by a porter whether they were “construction workers”. Porters have also persistently asked a black member of the College to show his Bod card, even as his white guests enter College premises unchallenged.Responding to the allegations, Professor Percy told Cherwell, “We are sorry that some members of the University appear to have felt it inappropriate to be asked to show their University cards. “At the beginning of any academic year, it is normal practice for our Custodians and Porters to ask to see proof of identity on a regular basis for the first month or so. “This is an especially busy time for tourism. As a newcomer to Christ Church myself, I have also been asked to show my ID on entry on several occasions, and I applaud the thorough and professional approach taken by our porters and custodians.” Prof Percy’s response has been the subject of vocal criticism. Dylan Collins, a Rhodes Scholar and member of Christ Church, took to social media to voice his concerns. He said, “I am extremely disappointed in the Dean’s response. I enter and exit the grounds multiple times a day, every day, and have only been asked on one occasion for my identification after a particularly busy Evensong. I’m not sure what the Dean means by ‘regular basis’ or which ‘normal practice’ he refers to.” Linacre Rhodes Scholar, Paul Amayo, who was asked whether he was a “construction worker”, remarked, “I find the Dean’s comments dismissive and very troubling; he fails to acknowledge not only that a wrong has been done to us but by endorsing and even applauding the porters’ behaviour he ensures that racially biased acts will continue to be carried out under the guise of professionalism.” Ntokozo Qwabe, a Rhodes Scholar at Keble, labelled the Dean’s response “dismissive” and the “ultimate model of how not to deal with issues of race when they arise”. He added, “[Prof Percy’s comments] reflect a grave lack of leadership and failure to provide direction when needed most. This whole saga shows just what an existential burden it is for a person in black skin to experience racism in supposedly progressive institutions which are dominated and led by white people (who, by necessity, have not ever had to deal with existing in a black skin). “The correct way of dealing with this case would have been, at the very least, to get all the relevant parties to the table and to begin a conversation about the issues which arise from it.” OUSU’s newly elected Black & Minority Ethnic Students’ & Anti-Racism Officer, Nikhil Venkatesh commented, “All allegations of racism are very serious, and I was disappointed that the Dean, in his response to this story, dismissed the allegation rather than taking it seriously and promising to investigate it thoroughly.” Aliya Yule, TeamWomen candidate for OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, remarked, “By refusing in his statement to even acknowledge that the porters seemed to consistently only ask students of colour for their Bodcards, it indicates the college does not take accusations of racism seriously and is willing to ignore the experiences raised by several students of colour.” One student, however, “trusted that the Dean will ultimately respond to student concerns appropriately.” In a fresh response to students’ reactions, Prof Percy told Cherwell, “We do take such matters very seriously, and when they are reported to us, we seek to address them with appropriate rigour. When issues like this come up — very seldom, I am pleased to say — we deal with the concerns carefully and conscientiously. We have no further comment to make regarding the specific incidents that you refer to.”
New years often bring new beginnings and, for the people of California, 2018 brought the official implementation of marijuana legalization. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe to light up anywhere in the state. No, there’s at least one place in California where marijuana will remain a banned substance: Coachella.The beloved Indio, CA music festival is gearing up for two weekends with Beyonce, Eminem, The Weeknd, David Byrne and many, many more April 13th through 15th and 20th through 22nd. However, the festival’s site makes it clear that legal cannabis will not be on the lineup—at least not officially.A section on the festival’s FAQ page declares, “Sorry bro. Marijuana or marijuana products aren’t allowed inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Even in 2018 and beyond. If that changes we will update this answer.” You see, even though marijuana legalization is now in full effect in California (the state voted to end pot prohibition in 2016), the festival is allowed to enforce whatever rule it likes on its own property. Fortunately, past editions of Coachella have featured “amnesty boxes” at its entrances where people can ditch their stashes before entering the fest with no questions asked. As previously reported, Coachella will also feature sets from Jamiroquai (their first U.S. show in 13 years), St. Vincent, the War on Drugs, HAIM, alt-J, Fleet Foxes, Chromeo, Chic feat. Nile Rogers, Odesza, Portugal. The Man, A Perfect Circle, Kamasi Washington, Tank and the Bangas, and many more.[Photo: Coachella’s Facebook page]
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At the other end, Mike Mutebi’s changes paid off as two substitutes Hakim Ssenkumba and Akinyemi combined to give the Kasasiro a win.KCCA can now afford to lose one of their remaining two games but still win the league in case Vipers stutter again.The ten time league champions don’t return to action until May 24 when they visit rivals Express at Wankulukuku, a stadium they have lost four points this season.SC Villa stay 10th on the 16 team log with 36 points but have five games in hand over the log leaders.SC Villa XI: Nicholas Ssebwato (GK), Paul Mbowa, Isaac Muleme, Henry Katongole, Jonathan Mugabi (C), Godfrey Lwesibawa, Abel Eturude, Mike Sserumaga (Martin Kizza), Karim Ndugwa (AbdulKarim Kasule), Ambrose Kirya andKCCA XI: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Denis Okot (C), Habib Kavuma, Martin Mpuuga, Sakka Mpiima (Petit Wanok), Ivan Ntege, Paul Mucureezi (Hakim Senkumba), Jackson Nunda, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Ceaser Okhuti (Sulaimon Akinyemi) and Derrick Nsibambi.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 By UPL co ugSC Villa 0 KCCA 1Substitute Sulaimoni Akinyemi scored seven minutes to time as KCCA stuttering Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) title charge sparked back to life with a slim 1-0 win over rivals SC Villa at Nakivubo.KCCA lead the standings with 55 points, five more than second placed Vipers who were held to a barren stalemate by JMC Hippos in Kakindu with two games remaining.The first half saw no difference in both sides although they should have scored through half chances created.Karim Ndugwa tamely shot at Benjamin Ochan inside the first minute after a mistake by Martin Mpuuga while Derrick Nsibambi headed over the bar after 22 minutes although he looked better placed to meet Habib Kavuma’s cross.Earlier, Paul Mucureezi had shot direct at goalie Nicholas Sebwato after chest controlling Denis Okot cross from the right.The best chance of the half fell to Nsibambi who failed to keep his shot low when he received a well lofted pass from Ceaser Okhuti.After recess, SC Villa dominated in terms of creating opportunities but were lethargic in front of goal.Not even the introduction of Martin Kizza for Mike Sserumaga and AbdulKarim Kasule for Ndugwa did make a change for the Blues.
He becomes Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun. Speaking last Friday, Allardyce said: “Theo’s not as risky (as Tosun) because he’s proven. He’s scored 100 goals for Arsenal from wide positions as well as many assists.“His pace is one of his key strengths which we lack in this squad. His assists are pretty good as well as his goals.“We are short of goals so to add power in our goalscoring ability would be very important for me.”In a statement, Arsenal said: “We all thank Theo for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future.”Wenger admitted recently that he did not want Walcott to leave.But he said he could not guarantee the England international playing time, which was a sensitive issue for Walcott as he tries to win a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup in Russia later this year.Walcott, who has 47 England caps, has not featured for his country since the friendly against Spain in November 2016.He was infamously called up for England’s 2006 World Cup squad by boss Sven Goran Eriksson before he had even made his Arsenal debut, but did not make a single appearance at the tournament in Germany.“I’ve come to Everton because I want the club to push to the next level,” Walcott added in what will be perceived as a swipe at his old club.“The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now.“I’m dead excited and I just want to do what I do best which is playing football and expressing myself because I’m excited again, I really am.”Share on: WhatsApp Theo Walcott at EvertonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday.Walcott had been out of favour with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for much of this season and has opted to move to Goodison Park in a bid to kick-start his faltering career.The 28-year-old made just 16 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season and last started a Premier League game for the Gunners in April.“There’s something about this move I’ve just felt good about,” Walcott said.“It felt like it was time for me to move on.“It was sad but it’s exciting at the same time and I want to reignite my career and push Everton to win things as they have done before.“The manager is very hungry and it’s just what I need. I’ve had a couple of chats with him and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me.”Walcott scored 108 goals in 397 matches for Arsenal in total since joining them from Southampton in 2006.
“Someone’s got the key from reception, opened it up, took my money, took my nice watch that my wife got me, and two phones,” said Farah.“The watch was sentimental -– it can’t be replaced.”Farah, who finished third in last year’s race but has since set a new European record in landing the prestigious Chicago Marathon, also revealed the contents of a text message he sent Gebrselassie when he lost patience at not having his pleas for help answered.“I want to inform you that I’m disappointed you have not made any effort to find my stolen money, and especially my watch,” the text read.“I have tried to contact you by telephone several times.“Know that I am not responsible for what I say during the press conference in London and what influence it will have on your personality and your business. Greetings, Sir (he has been ennobled by Queen Elizabeth II) Mo.”Gebrselassie, who also won four outdoor world titles in his illustrious career, hit back claiming the text message looked like “an act of blackmailing and accusation” and added there had been “multiple reports of disgraceful conduct” at the hotel levelled against Farah and his entourage.Gebrselassie denied the alleged robbery had been taken lightly, saying that five hotel staff were held in custody for three weeks while it was investigated.“They were later released by legal bodies after they were found clear,” said Gebrselassie.“The police were doing all their investigation thoroughly, but found nothing on the reported robbery case.”It appears that the case has escalated to such an extent that the two athletics greats could end up in court.“He (Farah) hired a lawyer in Ethiopia,” Gebrselassie told The Guardian on Thursday.“And we have our own lawyer. And now the fight will start and we will see -– and one of us will be the winner.”Meanwhile, the manager of the hotel involved criticised Farah’s behaviour during his stay.“Mo had caused a nuisance by cursing, acting disrespectfully and boasting about his wealth and athletics success to staff and customers,” Lemessa Boto told AFP.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Mo FarahLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics icons Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in an escalating dispute just days away from the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an alleged assault at the heart of the row.Britain’s quadruple Olympic champion Farah, aiming to win Sunday’s race, went public at his pre-marathon press conference with claims Gebrselassie had made no effort to recover items stolen from his room at the Ethiopian’s hotel near Addis Ababa.Farah was staying at the hotel in late March as part of training for Sunday’s prestigious race.Gebrselassie — a two-time Olympic champion — hit back by accusing Farah of not paying his heavily discounted hotel bill and told The Guardian on Thursday Farah had been seen by several people punching and kicking a husband and his wife in the gym.“Farah said to him (the husband): ‘Why are you following me?’” Gebrselassie told the Guardian, adding that the man had been copying Farah’s exercise routine.“The guy said he wasn’t — and that he was just doing his work.“Immediately Farah punched them and kicked them by foot. Especially the husband. There were lots of witnesses.”Farah’s camp denied the allegations.“There was an incident at the gym a number of weeks ago, at which Haile was not present but it was categorically not of Mo’s making,” a source close to Farah told The Guardian.“He immediately raised a complaint to the highest level within the police force.“The individuals concerned were warned that any further threatening behaviour towards Mo would result in police action.”For his part Gebrselassie maintained that it was only thanks to his personal intervention police dropped an assault case against Farah.The dispute was escalating as Farah was engaged in hardly ideal preparations for taking on world record holder and defending champion Eliud Kipchoge in Sunday’s marathon.He alleged on Wednesday that around £2,500 pounds ($3,200) had been stolen on March 23 — his 36th birthday — from his hotel room along with a watch given to him by his wife Tania.He had also earlier strongly dismissed Gebrselassie’s assault accusations, saying they were an effort to “distract from the situation, where members of his hotel staff used a room key and stole money and items from Mo Farah’s room”.– Disgraceful conduct –
Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyUnited Way of Thurston County announced today that The Boeing Company will sponsor the 2013 Loaned Executive program. The program supports a temporary loaned executive position focused on strategic fundraising for United Way’s fall campaign season.“Thurston County is comprised primarily of small businesses with 50 employees or less,” said Tanya Mote, United Way of Thurston County’s development director. “It is vital for United Way to have access to additional help during the annual campaign season.” The account executive raises funds to support United Way’s Community Care Fund and 35 local nonprofit programs through engaged public speaking, community presentations, philanthropy and volunteerism. Mote adds the account executive is a major asset to the organization’s small development team responsible for covering over 200 workplace campaigns in Thurston County. Last year, the loaned executive helped raise a total of $164,050 from 60 workplace accounts.“The Loaned Executive Program is an opportunity for Boeing leaders to help make the places we call home even better, and we are pleased to collaborate with United Way,” said Elizabeth Warman, director of Global Corporate Citizenship, Northwest Region. “With a deeper understanding of our shared social challenges, we can work together to create lasting change and stronger communities.”The Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound has been a strong supporter of United Way since 1999 raising a total of $320,418. Boeing’s generous support over the years also includes $373,328 in sponsorship and corporate gifts.For more information on United Way of Thurston County, visit www.unitedway-thurston.org. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Bia Boro opened with a 2-1 win over Red Dog before dethroning 2012 champs Club Inter during semi final action.In the final Bia Boro held a one-goal lead before Real Nelson appeared to tie up the game.However, the game officials rule the goal was offside, which preserved the win over Bia Boro.In Finley’s Ladies Rec League, Selkirk Eyecare knocked off Lily Whites in the final 1-0.Nothing much separated the two finalists during the regular season as the two teams finished deadlocked for top spot.However, in then final Lily Whites could not get the offence in gear against Selkirk Eyecare. Bia Boro completed the run to the Jackson’s Hole Master League title by scoring a narrow 2-1 victory over Real Nelson in the final Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.The win was the third in as many weeks for the fourth-place finisher in the regular season.
Chad Lindsay61971115%44%$204,510 BEHOLDER, STELLAR WIND WORK FOR REMATCHChampions Beholder and Stellar Wind, first and second in the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4, Sunday morning at Santa Anita worked towards an expected rematch in the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar July 30.Under Janeen Painter, Beholder went five furlongs in company with Air Light in 1:00.80, while her stablemate was clocked in 1:01.20.“It was just a little maintenance work,” trainer Richard Mandella said of Beholder’s drill. “She’ll have a stronger one here next week before shipping to Del Mar.”Also in company, Stellar Wind worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 under regular rider Victor Espinoza for trainer John Sadler. Stablemate Carnival Lights went in 1:01.80.“John’s happy, I’m happy and Stellar Wind is happy,” said Sadler assistant Larry Benavidez after the workout. IMPRESSIVE WINNERS CLASH IN LANDALUCE STAKESThe filly counterpart of the Santa Anita Juvenile also will be run next Saturday in the form of the $125,000 Landaluce Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 5 ½ furlongs.Cioppino Pasadino may have surprised some folks when she won her only start by 4 ¼ lengths at 8-1 on May 28, but trainer and part owner Gary Sherlock wasn’t one of them.“She wasn’t a surprise to me,” said Sherlock, who owns the California-bred daughter of Time to Get Even with breeder Terry Lovingier. “She’s very, very fast, and we want to run her Saturday because the CTBA Stakes (for Cal-bred fillies at Del Mar) was moved to July 29, so now we can run here and there.“If I didn’t run Saturday and waited for the CTBA, it would be eight weeks between starts, a bit too long. This should set her up for that race.”Cioppino Pasadino will be ridden by Edwin Maldonado, who is enjoying a quietly spectacular Spring Meet with 26 wins, good for fourth in the standings.Among those expected to face Cioppino Pasadino are Miss Southern Miss (Flavien Prat) and Theonewewaitedfor (Rafael Bejarano). DERBY DREAMS START IN SANTA ANITA JUVENILETWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES ON PARADE IN LANDALUCE BEHOLDER AND STELLAR WIND WORK FOR HIRSCHCELEBRATE DOLLAR DAY, JULY 4 AT SANTA ANITA Edwin Maldonado14426221518%44%$987,556 Santiago Gonzalez16821242813%43%$1,062,475 Stewart Elliott918879%25%$369,615 Martin Pedroza771191214%42%$362,870 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Peter Miller561014718%55%$479,060 Fernando Perez911110812%32%$427,403 Rafael Bejarano16841342924%62%$2,291,570 Doug O’Neill939211910%53%$695,986 Tyler Baze18028383116%54%$1,453,922 HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS TO SIGN ONE-OF-A-KIND POSTER NEXT SUNDAYNext Sunday, July 10, closing day of the Spring Meet, Hall of Fame jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to sign one-of-a-kind posters featuring three-time champion mare Beholder and the undefeated filly Songbird.Signings will take place in the shaded saddling enclosure. Families are invited to bring the kids, as Santa Anita mascots, Winnie and Lucky, will be on-hand to greet fans and offer Beholder peppermints, her favorite treat. Joseph Talamo13224171918%45%$1,425,618 FINISH LINES: Mike Smith, slightly sore from a training mishap early Saturday morning, took off his only mount today, 4-1 morning line chance Gloryzapper in the Southern Truce Stakes. She will now be ridden by Rafael Bejarano . . . Rito Almanza, who won his first race in the United States on only his second mount in this country when he guided $52.20 outsider Valentine Boy to a 5 ¾-length stunner for trainer Felipe Souza in Saturday’s ninth race, fulfilled one of his dreams with the victory. “I always wanted to compete with the best,” the 23-year-old Almanza said through Michael Burns, his agent and interpreter. “I only arrived in the U.S. (from his native Peru) on June 14. The win was very emotional for me. Rafael Bejarano (also from Peru) has been very helpful to me. I hang out with him in the jocks’ room and we’ve gone out to dinner together. He’s been a big supporter.” . . . Mario Gutierrez, Martin Pedroza and Joe Talamo ride at Belmont Park next Saturday, Gutierrez on Ralis in the $1,250,000 Belmont Derby Invitational at 1 ¼ miles on turf and Land Over Sea in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational at 1 ¼ miles on turf; Pedroza on Private Zone in the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship; and Talamo on unbeaten Coppa in the Grade III Victory Ride Stakes . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Flamboyant, a candidate for the Grade II Eddie Read at Del Mar July 23, worked six furlongs on the main track Sunday in 1:12.20 for Paddy Gallagher with Drayden Van Dyke up . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om, who had his second breeze Friday after being turned out for two months, is ticketed for the Grade II Del Mar Mile on turf Aug. 21, trainer Dan Hendricks said . . . With four racing days remaining in the Spring Meet, Bejarano holds a 41-36 lead over runner-up Flavien Prat in the jockeys’ race, while D’Amato has a commanding 23-14 lead over runners-up Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer among trainers. Favorites are winning at a 32.91 percent rate (103 out of 313); on dirt at 33.92 percent (77 of 227) and on turf, 30.23 percent (26 of 86). Odds-on favorites have won 47.13 percent of the time (41 of 87), favorites have been in the money 75.08 percent of the time (235 of 313), and odds-on favorites have been in the money 88.51 percent of the time (77 of 87) . . . Santa Anita’s Spring Meet closes out with a three-day week next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10. Simulcast wagering will be offered on Thursday, when there is free Grandstand Admission and free grandstand parking that day and on Friday, July 8. FANS CAN WIN MERCEDES-BENZ TOMORROW, DOLLAR DAYTomorrow, July 4, is Fan Appreciation Day at Santa Anita. Fans can enter to win a chance at a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, presented by Rusnak/Arcadia, reserved seating for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Nov. 4 and 5, VIP packages good for the track’s Autumn Meet which begins Sept. 30, and $500 betting vouchers.Veterans and active duty military will receive free General Admission Monday at Santa Anita as well. Monday also is also Dollar Day, with one dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs available throughout the day.Following are details on Santa Anita’s Fan Appreciation Day offerings: Each fan (with paid admission) will receive a contest entry card as they enter Santa Anita. The card, once completed, can be placed in a number of designated contest locations or bins throughout the facility. All entries must be submitted by 3 p.m. Martin Garcia771261316%40%$646,734 Bob Baffert501410628%60%$787,603 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won DERBY FEVER COULD BEGIN NEXT SATURDAYIt’s 10 months too early to come down with a serious case of Derby Fever, but symptoms could start next Saturday when two-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations run in the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile at 5 ½ furlongs.Two likely starters are trained by Doug O’Neill, who already has a successful template for winning the Kentucky Derby, having done so with I’ll Have Another in 2012 and champion Nyquist on May 7 this year.O’Neill plans to start two impressive maiden winners in the Juvenile, Green With Eddie and Secret House. Green With Eddie, a bay colt sired by the “now” stallion Square Eddie, was bred and is owned by Reddam Racing, who owned I’ll Have Another and also owns Nyquist.Nyquist, whose long-range goal is the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, is scheduled to work five furlongs Monday under regular rider Mario Gutierrez.Also expected for the Juvenile is California Diamond, an impressive first-out winner for trainer John Brocklebank under Edwin Maldonado, who retains the mount Saturday.Green With Eddie worked four furlongs Sunday in 48.20. John Sadler62971215%45%$739,973 James Cassidy4474616%39%$427,500 Richard Mandella3795724%57%$723,132 Mario Gutierrez71715410%37%$583,775 Kent Desormeaux54108319%39%$411,685 Philip D’Amato912318825%54%$1,500,658 Mark Glatt6712151018%55%$454,266 Peter Eurton4285519%43%$481,515 Jerry Hollendorfer721471419%49%$973,463 Mike Puype51106520%41%$328,650 Mike Smith40138133%55%$926,437 Patrick Gallagher2872225%39%$261,390 Richard Baltas54991217%56%$401,190 The contest cards will be used to draw the winners, who will be announced throughout the day from the Winner’s Circle.One lucky fan will become the final contestant entered into the drawing for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC presented by Rusnak/Arcadia. All 10 qualifiers will be on-track and will be assigned to a specific horse in a designated race on Monday. The contestants will watch their race from the Winner’s Circle and the winning horse will determine the winner of the Mercedes-Benz GLC.Betting vouchers worth $500 will be given away, as will four 2016 Autumn Meet “VIP Day at the Races” packages.Two Breeders’ Cup Reserved Seating Packages, including a Four-Pack for Friday, Nov. 4, and a Four-Pack for Breeders’ Cup Classic Day, Saturday, Nov. 5, will be given away.Visit http://www.santaanita.com/events-and-tickets/ for contest rules plus additional info on giveaways and VIP packages. Flavien Prat13436211927%57%$1,768,280 Tiago Pereira100915169%40%$449,857 (Current Through Saturday, July 2) JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won