Hertford not ready to Exet

first_imgSexy football was the order of the day at the third round of the Cuppers 5-a-side football last Thursday this round was definitely less One Man and his Dog and more Footballer’s Wives: physical, passionate, full of talent and with the odd smattering of sexy soccer. Queen’s B kicked off the day’s play against Exeter A in a corker of a match. Players fizzed around the pitch like annoyed wasps, buzzing after the ball (or, more often than not, after the legs of the opposition). An early Exeter free-kick was charged down by the omnipresent Sutcliffe who bit into the tackle and released Pearson to put Queen’s into the lead. Exeter were being outplayed by a Queen’s side full of verve, and although the physical Paul Coles was doing his best to keep them in the game, Queen’s B clinched another victory in what has been a fine tournament for them. Queen’s A were not as successful against historic rivals Teddy Hall B. Queen’s, orchestrated by the nimble-footed Kurosh Nikbin, dominated their ragged opponents who were indebted to goalkeeper Julian Baker for a series of fine saves. It was no surprise when Duncan Knox’s precise right-footed drive put Queen’s 1-0 up in the final minute, but then Queen’s keeper Graham Tunbridge, star of previous rounds, inadvertently directed a hopeful flick into his own net. Servants vanquished masters in the penalty shoot-out as Hall won 2-1. St Catz A beat Univ A in a match of minimal incident. Key players Chris Tapp (Univ) and Chris Vaulks (St Catz) pulled off several fine stops before Chris Bargate deservedly won the game for Catz with a well placed leftfooted shot. Good things come to those who wait, and those that stayed to see the final match were in for a treat as Hertford B produced football of such stunning simplicity and effectiveness to stun Exeter B. One-touch passing and movement were combined with spatial awareness and confidence in their teammates as first Scott Johnston and then Marc Rogers put Hertford in complete control of the game. Only Exeter keeper Olly Williams kept the score down. If they keep this form up Hertford might be an outside bet for the final. They continue to prove that you don’t have to be hard to be sexy.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004last_img read more

New vice president of professionalism, ethics to oversee University procedures

first_imgAlumnus Michael Blanton will serve as the vice president of the Office of Professionalism and Ethics after working closely with the University as a source of outside counsel. He previously served as a temporary Los Angeles Superior Court traffic judge. (Photo from USC News)USC has announced plans to open an Office of Professionalism and Ethics, an office dedicated to consolidating and improving current University procedures for handling complaints and criticism, according to USC News.  Alumnus and attorney Michael Blanton will serve as the vice president of the new office. Blanton, who worked as a source of outside counsel for the University, was offered a position to oversee USC’s Office for Athletic Compliance. Blanton has also served as a temporary Los Angeles Superior Court traffic judge.USC decided to create the office after administrators realized the need for an efficient system to address problems within the university, according to Blanton.The office’s official purpose was first referenced in a May 2018 community letter sent by former president C. L. Max Nikias.“[USC] identified areas in which change was needed and structures needed updating … [to] manage investigations more efficiently,” Blanton said in an email to the Daily Trojan.The office aims to streamline and update USC’s processes for taking complaints and conducting investigations at all levels on its campuses, he said. “The goal [of the office] is to ensure that information is centralized at the university so nothing falls through the cracks, and that information is available when decisions need to be made,” Blanton said. Blanton hopes the office’s centralized tracking system will help identify trends in complaints and prompt a swifter response. “Drawing not only on my experience here at USC, but also from my nearly 20 years of litigating cases, my professional background provided a good foundation for my new role,” Blanton said. “Wearing the hats of advocate and investigator to objective fact finder will serve me well.” The Office of Professionalism and Ethics will have a distinct role, and will not replace any other institution. Blanton hopes to measure the office’s success through gathering community input after a few years of operation. “I’d like to survey students, faculty and staff and ask them, ‘Do you feel more confident about how complaints about misconduct are handled at this university?’” Balton said. “If the answers are mostly, ‘Yes,’ then I’ll know we’re on the right track.”last_img read more