Wadham students found themselves locked in – and out of – the college library on Wednesday night. The card-activated door broke at around 8pm, leaving some trapped amid the tomes, with no access to a toilet. A group of finalists outside were for half an hour denied access to the 43,000 books, tantalisingly visible through the large library windows.Conscientious students were unwilling to admit defeat however. Jamie Kenna, a third year engineer, told Cherwell, “After returning from a short break, we found a crowd gathered outside the library, claiming the door was broken. A porter came to help out, but failed and went looking for someone in works to look at it.”The Wadhamite finalists then coordinated with a library inmate, whom they asked to open a window, and gained access by clambering through.Kenna told Cherwell that once inside his friend “gloated our success to the others still stuck outside while I went to inspect the brokendoor.”He then found a “secret cupboard to the left of the door and, using my skills as an Engineer, was able to restore power to door control system, thereby allowing others to safely return to work for finals.”
Ireland have called local youngster Matty Hadden into their World Cup squad as coach Mark Aston steps up preparations for their opening game against Fiji. “When I made the phone call, he could not contain his excitement,” Aston said. “It’s a great opportunity for him to mix with the likes of Brett White and Pat Richards.” Aston’s 24-man squad came together at the University of Central Lancashire, which will be their base for the tournament, at the weekend and, having opted not to play a warm-up match, will go straight into their potentially crucial clash with the Fijians at Rochdale on Monday week. “Some of the guys have played 34 or even 38 matches this year and we didn’t want to fatigue them,” Aston said. “We’re trying to keep them fresh but we’re intensifying the training now and we’ll go hard against each other. “We’ve had two sessions so far and we’ll have another eight before our first game. We haven’t had the luxury of going to South Africa for a training camp but we’re coming together. It’s a case of blending individuals into a collective and the group are getting close.” Ireland are in the same group as England and favourites Australia, with three teams to go through to the quarter-finals. Hadden, who spent the 2013 season with Championship One club Oxford, replaces Warrington back-row forward Simon Grix, who played in the Super League Grand Final earlier this month but has withdrawn from the Ireland squad in order to undergo close-season surgery. He is the latest high-profile absentee for the Irish, who are also denied the services of Kyle Amor, Shannon McDonnell and Chris Bridge, but Aston says Hadden jumped at the chance to join the camp in Preston. Press Association
Hahn was scheduled to hold a press conference this evening.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reggie, illegally dumped in the lake by a former LAPD officer and another man sometime in early 2005, was first spotted in early August that year. A succession of gator wranglers were unsuccessful in their attempts to capture the abandoned pet, but their exploits drew hundreds of onlookers. For several weeks, residents showed up toting lawn chairs and binoculars to try to catch a glimpse of Harbor City’s live reality show. After 18 months of seclusion, Reggie reappeared early this month. Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn said that based on witnesses’ reports, Reggie may have grown to about 7 feet – a foot longer than before – and that the reptile’s head appeared to be larger. An alligator believed to be the elusive “Reggie” – who lived for two years in a murky lake in a Los Angeles park for two years, has reportedly been captured this afternoon. Officials said the alligator was spotted on dry land near Harbor Regional Park’s Lake Machado around 3:30 p.m. Park officials put a fence around the animal and, with the assistance of firefighters, was loaded into a truck for transport to the Los Angeles Zoo, said Fire Department spokeswoman D’Lisa Davies. More information was expected to be released this evening.
Emmanuel Adebayor 1 Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss his club’s final game of the season at Everton on Sunday after being allowed to return to his native Togo on compassionate grounds.Adebayor published the latest in a series of lengthy Facebook posts this week in which he revealed he had contemplated suicide due to a family feud, prompting Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to step in on his behalf.The 31-year-old, who has already been granted compassionate leave once this season, is also set to miss the club’s post-season tour of the Far East, plunging his future further into doubt.Adebayor has used his Facebook account three times to reveal his complicated family issues. In his first post earlier this month, he accused his brother Rotimi of stealing mobile phones belonging to team-mates at a leading French football academy.Adebayor’s third instalment on Wednesday was the most striking as he said arguments with his brothers Kola and Peter, who died in July 2012, drove him to consider taking his own life.”Many times I wanted to give up. Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide,” Adebayor wrote.”I kept these stories for years. But if I die, no-one would know my story, no-one would learn from it. Some people say I should keep these stories private, but someone has to sacrifice himself, someone has to talk about it.”
Onduparaka can only finish as high as 5th. (File Photos)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueOnduparaka FC vs Express FCGreen Light Stadium, AruaSaturday, 04-05-2019 @4pmARUA – This has been a disappointing season for Onduparaka.After a stellar 2017/18 season in which they finished 4th, Onduparaka hoped to improve this campaign but have fallen short somehow.With only one game to play, the Arua based cannot finish any better than 5th, the position they sit in before a kick of the ball on Saturday.With a victory against Express putting them on 47 points, they will have also failed to match or better last season’s tally of 48.Not that the situation calls for alarm bells to be sound, no. But who wouldn’t want to witness some sort of improvement? For the Onduparaka faithful, they will have to go back and look at where they fell short and hope their side improves.Against Express, they take on a side that has almost all their focus elsewhere. The Red Eagles are in the semifinals of the Uganda Cup and take on Bright Stars in the second leg earlier next week.Express have a Uganda Cup semifinal second leg next week. (file photo)With a first major trophy since 2012 only two games away, Express can be forgiven for not taking Saturday’s game seriously.“Our focus is on the Cup mainly but due to formalities, we know we have to play Onduparaka, says Express Coach George Ssemwogerere.“We will try to use the Onduparaka game as part of the preparations for the second leg against Bright Stars next week.“We go into Arua eyeing to win so as we boost our confidence before Bright Stars comes to Wankulukuku.Express are expected to make wholesale changes to the team as they hand vital rest to some of their key players who are expected to be the focal point next week. However, they will be without the injured Arthur Kiggundu who suffered a nasty injury in the 1-1 draw with Bright Stars last Sunday.Match FactsThis will be the 6th meeting between the two sides since Onduparaka were promoted to the top tier in 2016.Express has never triumphed over Onduparaka in the first 5 meetings (D2 L3).In the reverse fixture last season, the two sides drew 0-0.When they met in the first game this campaign, Onduparaka defeated Express 2-0 at Wankulukuku.Going into the game, Onduparaka are on a three-match unbeaten run, winning two and drawing one.At home, Onduparaka have lost only one of their last 12 games this season (W6 D5).For Express, they head into the game having lost only once in their last 5 league outings (W3 D1).However, away from home, the Red Eagles have lost all of their last three League games conceding 6 goals whilst scoring only once.Match Officials-Center Referee: Paul Omara–Assistant Referee 1: Dick Okello–Assistant Referee 2: Tonny Agir–Fourth Official: Deogracious Opio–Referee Assessor: David Davis KatabiraOther match-day 30 games–Mbarara City Vs Police – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara–KCCA Vs Maroons – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo–Vipers Vs BUL – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende–Kirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Ndejje University – Mighty Arena, Jinja–Tooro United Vs URA – Kavumba Recreational Stadium–Bright Stars Vs Paidha Black Angels – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe–SC Villa Vs Nyamitybora – Mandela National Stadium, NambooleComments Tags: Express FCFUFA Uganda Cup 2018/19George Ssemwogerereonduparaka fcStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop
Fine Gael T.D. for Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and West Cavan Tony McLoughlin says that the HSE is considering the provision of a new fixed cardio catherisation laboratory at Sligo University Hospital. A cardio catheterization laboratory allows medical professionals to visualise the arteries and chambers of the heart by using diagnostic imaging equipment, allowing them to identify any abnormalities.The establishment of such a facility will benefit the people of Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan, North Mayo, North Roscommon and the entire Northwest region. Chief Operations Officer of Saolta University Hospital Group, Ann Cosgrove told Deputy McLoughlin that she acknowledges his previouscorrespondence on the matter and that she can now confirm that the case has now been submitted by Saolta to the HSE for consideration.There has been much anger and frustration expressed by many politicians locallyabout the length of time it was taking for the Saolta Hospital Group to conduct this business case.McLoughlin stated that “A fixed Cardio Cath Lab for the Northwest region is an absolute priority for me and my office. All one needs to do is to take a look at a map of Ireland to see the true picture of this situation.“There is nothing in place above the straight-line from Dublin to Galway. The Northwest region and the people who live here are totally left out.” Plans for cardiac care lab in North-West submitted to HSE for consideration was last modified: August 23rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cardio catheterization laboratorysligo