Gordon Brown to deliver Romanes lecture

first_imgNumber 10 has confirmed that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be giving the auspicious Romanes lecture in Oxford on Friday.The lecture is delivered annually by a figure of high public note and has been running since 1892.More detail soon.last_img

Beach Replenishment Update: Project to Resume in ‘Mid-July’

first_imgWork is completed on beaches between 55th Street and 52nd Street, and all pipeline has been removed.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Saturday, June 13Equipment on the beach at 55th Street.PROGRESS: In an update on Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers said, “It is estimated that the dredge will return in mid-July.” The dredge “Liberty Island” is in Norfolk Shipyard for repairs.Work stopped on Saturday (May 30) due to an engine problem on the hopper dredge that has been pumping new sand onto the beaches since mid-April. At the time, it was announced that the project would be on hold for 6 to 8 weeks.The pipeline has been removed and all beaches in Ocean City remain open during the standstill. Some equipment is stored at the back the beach at 55th Street.The first two phases of the project (from 42nd Street to 37th Street, then from 42nd Street to 47th Street) are complete.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed from 52nd Street to 47th Street, then from 55th to 59th (target date for completion is Sept. 9).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

Macphie runners raise over £1,000 for charity

first_imgBrave staff members from Macphie, the Scottish food ingredients manufacturer, have raised £1,355 for a cancer charity by running a gruelling obstacle race.They are donating the funds to Bowel Cancer UK after running the Banchory Beast Race.Part 10k race, part mud-drenched obstacle course, the Banchory Beast Race has taken place for the past three years, with Macphie always entering a team.R&D technologist Zoe Smart was the fastest runner from the company with a time of one hour 17 minutes, making her the 25th fastest woman overall.Michael McDonald, communications manager at Macphie, said: “There’s a real team spirit at Macphie and this was clearly evident at the Beast Race when you have 18 employees from various departments in the business pulling together to get round a gruelling 10k obstacle course! They are all mad, but they raised a terrific amount for a brilliant cause!”Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/TeamMacphie2015The MacPhie runners were:Clare HartPhil AnnadaleStevie StewartScott AndersonDouglas KidstonNick StewartRicky ConstableCharlotte PriceCatherine LowEduards KapisnikovsNerijus PerkarskasValdas JurgatisZara McConnellJohn MacDougallZoe SmartCatriona HarrowKeri CummingsReanna Holtlast_img read more

HILT hosts reception for grant recipients

first_imgHILT hosted a reception last week for faculty, student, and staff grant recipients. Attendees represented projects from all four rounds of Spark Grants since 2013, as well as the inaugural round of Cultivation Grants, awarded in 2014. The group of nearly two dozen attendees took turns sharing a sentence or two about the status of their innovative teaching and learning experiment, and also answered questions from the group.These informal sessions, organized periodically by HILT, are intended to yield new network connections across the University and valuable conversation about shared resources, common challenges, and best practices learning throughout the stages of each project.See the full list of HILT Projects awarded since 2012. Grant recipients presented updates on their innovative teaching and learning projects to the group. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Football News River Plate Enter Copa Libertadores Final Despite Losing To Bitter Rivals Boca Juniors

first_imgMadrid: Defending champions River Plate booked a place in the final of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday despite losing a tense semi-final to rivals Boca Juniors at a packed Bombonera in Buenos Aires.  A goal from 19-year-old Venezuelan forward Jan Hurtado 10 minutes from full-time set up a frantic finale but River held on to go through 2-1 on aggregate. The “Millionaires” will play the winners of Wednesday’s all-Brazilian clash between Flamengo and Gremio in the final in Santiago next month. Urged on by 50,000 fans, Boca failed to get revenge in a repeat of last year’s final, the second leg of which was played 10,000 kilometers away in Madrid — and two weeks behind schedule — after the original match was twice postponed. The tone was set for a scrappy encounter when the kick-off was held up by 15 minutes to allow groundsmen using leaf-blowers to clear the pitch of thousands of paper sheets released like ticker tape by the fans. When the match did eventually get underway, it was predictably breathless as Boca — two goals down from the first leg — desperately sought an early breakthrough. But with Ramon Abila too often an isolated figure up front, Boca struggled for any fluidity, and River’s center-halves Lucas Quarta and Javier Pinola cleared everything that came their way. Boca’s Toto Salvio swept the ball into the net after 20 minutes but celebrations were cut short when it was rightly disallowed for a clear handball without the ref needing a VAR check.The ball struck defender Emmanuel Mas on the arm as he collided with teammate Augustin Almendra when flicking on Alexis Mac Allister’s deep free kick. River played the more composed football as the half wore on and the nearest Boca came to threatening Franco Armani’s goal was a sliced clearance by Enzo Perez that drew a point-blank reflex save from the Argentina goalkeeper just before half-time. Boca were better in the second half but still struggled for composure. Still, substitute Lucas Pratto could have sealed it for River but the striker opted to pass instead of shoot when he burst through on goal towards the end. Former Manchester United and Juventus center-forward Carlos Tevez — a sub in the first game — played from the start here but failed to create enough chances. “We left everything on the pitch. There’s nothing more we could do,” Tevez said after the game. The goal, when it came, was suitably scrappy. Mauro Zarate hoisted a free kick into the box, Lisandro Lopez won a header and with Armani stranded, Hurtado got the last touch as three Boca players scrambled for the loose ball. Frantic finale It set up a frantic finish, as Boca peppered River’s box with crosses. Substitute Sebastian Villa had a shot saved by Armani at his near post, and Mas rose highest to head a free-kick narrowly wide of Armani’s right-hand post at the end of six minutes of injury time.Brazilian referee Wilton Sampaio handed out eight yellow cards in a niggly match where chances were few and far between. “At times, when you can’t play, you have to fight,” said River’s Pinola, admitting his team lacked the spark they showed in the first leg. Flamengo play Gremio in the other semi-final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium on Wednesday, with the match poised at 1-1. It was a satisfying night for River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo, who masterminded last year’s 3-1 final victory over Boca after weeks of controversy. “There were a lot of stoppages. There were adverse conditions for us. We know how to suffer and today we suffered. We had to fight. We made the difference in the first leg,” Gallardo said after the game.Also Read | River Plate refuse to play twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors in MadridRiver ran out comfortable 2-0 winners at the Monumental in the first leg, thanks to goals from Rafael Borre and Nacho Fernandez. Boca’s players had refused to play the second match of last year’s two-legged final after their team bus came under attack from home fans at River. Boca appealed to South America’s football governing body CONMEBOL and the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have the trophy awarded to them, but both bids failed and they were beaten in Madrid.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more