Cherwell and The Oxford Student have announced their upcoming merger in a bid to create a gigantic student paper.The merger will create the opportunity for the new paper to develop their focus on increasing the output of predictable comment pieces and news you’ve probably already seen. The merger will also allow for the expansion of the popular Puzzles section into a full pullout and for the creation of quizzes to discover which Oxford college you truly are (sorry, someone has to be St Hugh’s). The new paper will also be launching a Tab-style Top 100 BNOCs of Oxford competition. Entrants will be ranked by hack level, the number of likes on their Facebook profile picture, and – the most important metric – the number of Oxfesses they have been tagged in. Whether the paper will also follow the Tab in launching a “Best Bums of Oxford” competition remains to be decided.In order to decide the new senior editorial team for the paper, the respective teams from Cherwell and The Oxford Student will fight in a Hunger Games style battle in Christchurch Meadows. Tickets will be available soon but are expected to sell out quickly, with the main buyers being those who’ve had hit pieces written about them by the respective editors. Trudy Ross, current Editor in Chief at Cherwell (and posh humanities student) commented: “The demand for student journalism is being grossly overestimated by posh humanities students. No matter how special Oxford thinks it is, it doesn’t need this many student papers. We’ll be doing everyone a huge favour by cutting down the number of publications they need to apply to at the start of each term, as well as saving them the awkwardness of having to cancel an interview at the last minute.”OxStu Editor in Chief Isaac Healey said: “With the merger of our editorial teams, we have halved the time needed for article turnover and doubled our published output almost instantly. Pooling our resources has also freed up the budget to station our News reporters overseas, so readers can look forward to exciting reports from our new International Correspondents.”“Best of all, this would cut my workload in half,” he added, before logging off and tapping in one of the other Editors to take his place.Abigail Howe, Editor in Chief at Cherwell, was too busy rewording Oxford Mail articles to provide a full comment but, after being tapped in by Isaac, confessed that “as student journalism in Oxford consists of reporting on the same people getting into scandals and others regurgitating lukewarm takes they’ll eventually pitch to the Telegraph, a merger shouldn’t be a surprise. The next plan is to unite all student newspapers across the UK in a mega ‘Unipaper’. At least then I’d know who I was competing with when I sold my soul for a potential internship at the Spectator”. In conjunction with the merger announcement, The Oxford Student and Cherwell are running a competition to select the name for the new paper. The competition is open to all Oxford students and staff, and the winner will receive merchandise featuring the current logos of both papers, expected to skyrocket in value after both papers cease to exist. “We’ve already tried ‘The Oxford Cherwell’ and ‘The Cherwell Student’, but they aren’t very catchy and frankly, we have no idea how to proceed from here,” admitted Natasha Tan, Editor in Chief at OxStu. “Not to sound desperate, but it would be really nice if someone helped us out, and if you win you could probably feature this on your CV or something.”Entries can be submitted via this link. The competition will run until April 2nd 2021, 23:59.Cherwell would urge any concerned parties from OSPL or Oxford SU to check the date.
Fresh bakery products have bucked the downward trend in bakery consumption in the UK, according to a new report by strategic consultancy and market research firm Gira.The Bake-off Bakery Markets in the EU 2009-2014 report states that across the 16 European countries studied, fresh products will drive market growth until 2014, after years of decline. “Similarly the many years of decline in bread consumption will come to a stop,” said Gira. The report, which covers bread, Viennoiserie, patisserie and hot savoury pastry snacks, predicted that the fresh bread market would become increasingly polarised, with both extremities premium and every-day bread growing.One of the key messages of the report was that bake-off products also presented real growth opportunities. Gira predicted the category, which accounted for 16% of all total bakery products consumption in 2010 (volume), would grow by 4.5% by 2014, across the surveyed countries.”In the UK more than 60% of the bake-off consumption is channelled through the grocery retail market, but the balance of demand is likely to shift further in favour of small-format and convenience stores,” said Gira director bakery Anne Fremaux.Gira said the most significant new element in the retail distribution of fresh bakery products, was the growing influence of the ’hard-discounters’. “Germany, the Netherlands and Austria are the most advanced countries in this respect, but Gira expects it to spread to all countries where the hard-discounters have a significant market presence,” it said.The study also highlighted the growing importance of foodservice, expected to rebound to pre-recession levels. And it predicted that the consumption of pre-packed long-life/wrapped bakery products would fall across Europe, particularly in the UK.
Aqueous is on a tear right now. The Buffalo-based groove-rock quartet is hot off two fiery sets at Summer Camp Music Festival, where the band debuted an Oystertune cover, “Pseudo Suicide”, and invited moe.‘s Vinnie Amico to join them during a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”. Following upcoming appearances at Disc Jam Music Festival (6/7) and Mountain Music Festival (5/31), Aqueous will shift gears to a more intimate setting, performing a headlining show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater on June 9th.Fans are eager to see Aqueous headline the Bluebird, particularly given the past year they’ve had. As previously reported,Aqueous has been taking the live music space by storm over the past year. The group has been touring nationally in support of heavyweights like Umphrey’s McGee, moe., and Papadosio, as well as playing numerous national and regional music festivals like The Peach Music Festival and Summer Camp Music Festival. They’ve certainly played shows in Colorado—like last year’s inaugural Canyon Jam at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre and a support slot during UM’s most recent New Year’s run at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium—but Aqueous has yet to headline their very own high-profile show at one of the city’s historic venues. On June 9th, Aqueous will finally headline a Denver venue in their own right, taking over the historic Bluebird Theater. For the upcoming performance, the band will be joined by Colorado’s own Evanoff, a trio that blends analog and digital sounds to create a style they call “dream rock.”“Denver is by far one of AQ’s favorite cities to play music in; Colorado just seems to totally get it, and some of our favorite sets of the past year have gone down out there,” shared guitarist and vocalist Mike Gantzer in March. “We’re gonna go really big for this Bluebird show, and we can’t wait to rage properly with the CO fans on this one!”Tickets for Aqueous’ headlining performance at Denver’s Bluebird Theater on June 9th can be purchased here. For more information about the Bluebird Theater performance or any of Aqueous’ other upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.
Adnan Šabanović, a Bosnian handball player was the best player in his team during the match against ”Granollers”.The former Bosnian representative blocked 16 kicks of the opponent players, showing the favored Madrid team that they are serious opponents.The ending result was 30: 26, marking the 11th victory of the handball team ”Atletico” in this season.
Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012 investigated and exposed a doping system used by Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service teams when Bruyneel was manager. Armstrong was later stripped of his Tour de France wins.Bruyneel’s letter struck simultaneous tones of regret and defiance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I want to stress that I acknowledge and fully accept that a lot of mistakes have been made in the past. There are a lot of things I wish I could have done differently, and there are certain actions I now deeply regret,” Bruyneel wrote, adding “We were children of our era … we didn’t always make the best choices.”But he also insisted the legal process against him was unfair, arguing that as a Belgian living in Europe, USADA had no jurisdiction to open a case against him or issue sanctions. USADA initiated the original 10-year ban, which the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to make it longer. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Executive Travis Tygart welcomed the lifetime ban. He also noted CAS gave former U.S. Postal Service team doctor Pedro Celaya a lifetime ban and extended a ban for former team trainer Jose “Pepe” Marti.“While it’s been an arduous effort to fully expose the truth, our job is to pursue justice even when the road is long and winding, because that’s exactly what clean athletes expect and deserve,” Tygart said.WADA General Director Olivier Niggli said the decision was important “for athletes and all others around the world who care for clean sport and the integrity of cycling. It is the result of a long process, which was resisted at every turn by these men, who by their actions did a great deal of damage to their sport.”Earlier this year, Bruyneel also was ordered by a U.S. Court to pay $1.2 million in damages in a federal civil lawsuit related to the doping program. Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the government.That lawsuit was brought by former U.S. Postal Service team member Floyd Landis who helped expose the doping program that included using performance-enhancing drugs and blood doping. Landis also was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory for steroid use.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fight regulators extend Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspensions MOST READ FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, file photo, U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong, right, talks to Astana team director Johan Bruyneel during a training session near Los Cristianos, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Bruyneel, Lance Armstrona g’s former team manager, said he’s been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez, File)Lance Armstrong’s former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport had extended the ban for life.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
On the early morning of Saturday, November 26, the world awoke to news of the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, whose demise actually occurred on Friday morning, November 25. Fidel left public life in 2006 due to ill health, leaving power in the hands of his brother, Raul Castro. Following the news of his death, US President-elect Donald Trump, according to BBC, described Castro as a “brutal dictator who suppressed his own people during his tyrannical regime”, a comment that set off diverse views on the leadership of the late Cuban leader. The BBC also reported that dissident Cubans in Florida in the United States, upon hearing of Castro’s death burst into joyous celebration, with some expressing regret that he was not prosecuted in a criminal court for his alleged brutal regime.United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, quoted by the BBC, however, acknowledged Castro’s leadership in making Cuba one of the most recognized literate societies with a resilient health care system providing universal free health care to its citizens.Russia and China have expressed remorse over Castro’s demise on grounds that he was a communist and a true revolutionary leader who stood by his decision and principles to defend the communist ideology and his country.Amid diverse reactions from around the world over the death of Castro, how impactful was his style of leadership on Liberia and other African countries?During the Ebola crisis in 2014 in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Cuban doctors were sent to the sub-region to help contain the disease.According to the Cuban Embassy near Monrovia, over 48 Liberians have benefited from training in medicine in Cuba, which Chargé d’Affaires Yordenis Despaigne Vera says solidifies Liberia-Cuba relations.Liberia and Cuba have been in mutual diplomatic relations since the 19th century especially when Liberia pleaded for lifting of the economic blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.At the continental level, Dr. Stephen Wilkinson, Editor of the International Journal for Cuban Studies, told BBC in his analysis that many African countries benefited from Castro’s regime despite the economic blockade on Cuba.Dr. Wilkinson said Fidel Castro’s regime identified with liberation movements in Africa and during their struggle for independence on the continent, Castro helped many of them with military aid.Among countries that received military aid from Cuba are Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, the Congo, Algeria, and Ethiopia.During the Angolan civil war that was fought between the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) between 1975 and 2002, Castro supported MPLA with military aid against the US backed UNITA rebels.His regime also condemned the inhumane treatment perpetrated against black South Africans; and since 1996, South Africa benefitted from “Cuba Medical Internationalism.”During the Mozambican civil war that started on September 25, 1964 and ended with a ceasefire on September 8, 1974, Cuba was among countries, including the defunct Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and China, that supported the Mozambique Liberation Front (otherwise known as the FRELIMO). In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s crisis during the fight for independence, a Cuban Expedition Unit led by Che Guevara trained Marxist rebels to fight against the weak central government of Joseph Kasa-Vubu along with the forces of Mobutu Sese Seko.South African President Nelson Mandela visited Cuba after he left office in 1991 and extended gratitude to Castro for standing by the suffering black South Africans.Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano early Saturday morning expressed his condolences to the people of Cuba for Castro’s passing, remembering the revolutionary role he played during that country’s struggle for independence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Green New Deal is coming to Vancouver for a town hall forum featuring community leaders discussing why action is needed to counter climate change.The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Columbia Room at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C. St.The event is being organized by the Sunrise Movement, a group of youth activists that formed to stop climate change. Sunrise gained national prominence last November by organizing a sit-in at then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Washington, D.C., office.Organizers say Friday’s town hall is one of more than 250 similar events taking place across the nation this spring as part of the national Road to a Green New Deal Tour.Speakers at Friday’s event include:• Linda Garcia, an activist from Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood who received the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work opposing a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.• Don Orange, a small-business owner elected to the Port of Vancouver board of commissioners in 2017, with his opposition to the oil terminal serving as a cornerstone of his campaign.