Canterbury says peace is ‘only option’ for Sudan, South Sudan

first_img Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canterbury says peace is ‘only option’ for Sudan, South Sudan Anglican, ecumenical leaders issue statements decrying violence, advocating cooperation Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Communion News Service] “Peace is the only option which can allow the flourishing of South Sudan and its neighbour Sudan,” Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has warned.Speaking on the first anniversary of the independence of South Sudan, the archbishop has called for urgent efforts to resolve outstanding differences between South Sudan and its neighbour Sudan.A joint message for the first anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on July 9 has been issued by Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul, archbishop and primate of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan, and Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro, Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Juba. A PDF is here.A statement also was issued by the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches on June 22 on “Renewed Destruction of Church Property in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan.”The full text of Williams’ message follows._____________________________________________Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan D. WilliamsThe first anniversary of the new nation of South Sudan gives an opportunity for renewed effort towards achieving peaceful relations between Sudan and South Sudan. The new nation was created with the support of both South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan, and the well-being of both countries depends on their mutual co-operation. I strongly endorse the joint appeal which the Anglican and Roman Catholic archbishops of Juba have made on this significant anniversary. As the two archbishops have warned, the current impasse is damaging to both nations. I welcome the vision which the Sudanese Church has set before us of “two nations at peace with each other, co-operating to make best use of their God-given resources, promoting free interaction between their citizens, living side by side in solidarity and mutual respect.” I share too their hope for a just and free society in both countries in which people of all religions, ethnicities, cultures and languages enjoy the same human rights based on citizenship according to the human dignity given by God. To that end I appeal for urgent humanitarian assistance to be allowed to reach all those affected by conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states as well as in Darfur. I also urge respect for freedom of worship and religion for all the Sudanese people and am particularly concerned at the demolition without warning of St. John’s Church in Hai Baraka, Khartoum, Sudan, by government authorities on 18th June. With the World Council of Churches and All Africa Conference of Churches, I call on the Government of the Republic of Sudan to investigate this and other recent incidents and to ensure religious freedom and due protection for all its people. Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Africa, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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WC07 Defining Moments – The Joe Worsley Ankle Tap

first_imgThursday Oct 25, 2007 WC07 Defining Moments – The Joe Worsley Ankle Tap In the first of a series of Defining Moments from the 2007 World Cup, we take a look at a moment that could have perhaps changed the outcome of the tournament if it hadn’t happened. In a game where France were in most peoples minds the favourites, the victory for England in the Semi Final of 2007 may well have had a different outcome if it weren’t for a courageous, desperate effort of a tap tackle by flanker Joe Worsley. A cross kick from Yannick Jauzion was brilliantly tapped inside by the French number eight Julien Bonnaire to winger Vincent Clerc who charged for the line unopposed. Worsley came out of nowhere to ankle tap the flying Clerc, who in all likelyhood would have scored if it were not for the timely intervention by the big English flanker. Clerc fell to the ground and popped the ball to the menacing Sebastien Chabal who proceded to bulldoze his way to the line. English guts and sheer determination stopped him a meter short and resulted in the try being saved. “I was over the moon I could help out and make a difference,” said Worsley. “I had to get on my bike to catch him.” “He would have won any foot race so my only chance was to knock him off balance. I just dived and got a bit of his leg. It is what games are won and lost on.” Bernard Laporte said the French could have won if not for that ankle tap in the 68th minute. That was the turning point. If we had scored, the game would have been over and we would be in the final, said Laporte.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cherry Orchard Residence / Bureau XII

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Baumit, FIBRAN, Isover, Wienerberger, Teak, TitanzinkStructural Engineering:Velislav Mihov, Plamen PetkovConstruction Company:MILDEXArchitects In Charge:Peter Torniov, Milena FilchevaCity:SofiaCountry:BulgariaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tsvetomir DzhermanovRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The restoration and extension of the existing pre- 1945 era building aims to provide a guest house with restaurant and recreation zone as a supplement of the property’s natural setting and future sport facilities.Save this picture!© Tsvetomir DzhermanovThe site for the project is located on eleven acres of orchard land nestled between the Iskar River and Vitosha Mountain, 12 kilometers from the city center of Sofia.  The owners purchased the plot with an existing pre- 1945 era building, which was used as a military quarters by the German and Russian Armies due to its strategic location. The program requirements are to extend the existing building with a new built structure providing space for guest rooms, kitchen with restaurant saloon, lounge, recreation zone, gym and small spa unit.Save this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanThe program envisages the uniqueness of the location, the relation to the nature and the planned future sport facilities. The old house with its simple look and facades, tiled alpine roof and deep eaves expresses the familiar image of a mountain home. The monolithic building with its strong presence in the property, surrounded by age-old trees demands a sensitive design approach. The new created volume is connected through new openings in the existing façade merging the interior spaces between old and new. A two story atrium with glazed roof provides day light to the central part of the ground floor and a panoramic elevator is going to the top terrace. The façades of the old and new buildings have the same plaster structure and white color therefore the disposition between old and new is displayed by the volume composition. On its north side the new building has two levels. The second one accommodates the guest rooms and partly cantilevered it extends towards the green surrounding.  On the south side is located the “salon” – a large bright room, wide open with sliding façade glazing which provides views towards the adjacent garden. This multifunctional area is foreseen for different scenarios such as restaurant, event place, conference room etc. On the second floor over the atrium is located a small gym with spa facilities and a large terrace on two levels. On top of the building is located a small “belvedere” open air bar and swimming pool with amazing view to Vitosha mountain.  In the basement are situated the wine cellar and the kitchen. The interior of the old building is leaning on historical materialsSave this picture!© Tsvetomir Dzhermanov– wooden floorings, brick walls, terrazzo stairs and corridors, the attic is refurbished and the old roof’s wooden structure is fully restored. In the new extension natural materials like wood, exposed concrete and steel suggest continuity and provide environment for different scenarios.Save this picture!© George PalovProduct Description. The generous glazing of the extension building is done with Reynaers Aluminum system CP155. The south façade has a large scale (300x300cm CP155 LS) lift and slide element allowing to merge the inner space with the adjacent garden. The sliding glass door has a weight of around 400 kg nevertheless the door is easy to handle. According the manufacturer this should be the largest lift and slide system mounted in Bulgaria. Save this picture!© Tsvetomir DzhermanovProject gallerySee allShow lessLe Nova Galaxy / HPL ArchitectesSelected ProjectsShibuya Apartment 202 / HOAPSelected Projects Share Bulgaria Houses CopyHouses•Sofia, Bulgaria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBureau XIIOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSofiaBulgariaPublished on March 18, 2017Cite: “Cherry Orchard Residence / Bureau XII” 17 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Bureau XII Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© George Palov+ 24 Sharecenter_img Cherry Orchard Residence / Bureau XIISave this projectSaveCherry Orchard Residence / Bureau XII 2016 Area:  1206 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Cherry Orchard Residence / Bureau XII Projects Photographs:  George Palov, Tsvetomir Dzhermanov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: last_img read more

Foundation adds managing grantmaking service to help other trusts

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Foundation adds managing grantmaking service to help other trusts Tagged with: Funding Scotland social enterprisecenter_img  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 April 2015 | News Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland is extending its services by offering a management service for other grantmaking trusts.For example, it is providing a management and assessment service for Cattanach Trust to cover the trust manager’s maternity leave period. Cattanach Trust, which provides grants to charities in Scotland working with children in their early years, appointed the Foundation initially to provide the cover for six months.The Foundation will manage the grant-making process for Cattanach, assessing grant applications and evaluating funded projects.This extension of its services is part of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland‘s strategy to set up a social enterprise to generate additional income from opportunities such as this. It plans to offer both short term support, such as for maternity leave cover or to help grantmakers clear bottlenecks, and long term support for funders, such as providing an audit to help an organisation aiming to change or improve its activity.Mary E Craig, Strategic Advisor at the Foundation, said:“We are delighted to have been commissioned by Cattanach Trust to provide this service. The Foundation has gathered significant skills and expertise over its 30 year history and we want to share that with others in our sector.“Our aim is not just to be the best grant-maker we can be but to work alongside others so we can all be the best grant-makers we can be. We aim to provide a first class service to anyone who might require our support and input, based on our core values of relationships, integrity, leadership and independence.”last_img read more

Tajik appeal court frees well-known former journalist

first_imgSee RSF’s previous releases on this subject:Tajikistan: US, EU must press to free journalist Call for release of Tajik journalist sentenced to 12 years in jail May 14, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts August 22, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2018 Tajik appeal court frees well-known former journalist TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Credit: Asia Plus Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes today’s release of Khayrullo Mirsaidov, a well-known former journalist who had been held for more than eight months, and calls on Tajikistan’s authorities to overturn his conviction. RSF_en August 25, 2020 Find out more Mirsaidov continues to be convicted on trumped-up charges of misusing public funds, forgery and defamation but the court reduced his sentence to a fine of 80,000 somoni (7,300 euros) and a levy of 20% of his salary for two years. Follow the news on Tajikistan News TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression to go further Help by sharing this information News Mirsaidov, who headed the national Comedy Club team at the time of his arrest last December, was freed after an appeal court in the northern city of Khujand today upheld his conviction but commuted his 12-year jail sentence to payment of a fine and damages. Organisation November 6, 2020 Find out more “We are very relieved to know that Khayrullo Mirsaidov is free,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The Tajik authorities must now overturn his conviction and release their tight grip on the country’s media.” #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast medialast_img read more

ELAM: They won’t forget

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook ELAM: They won’t forget Pinterest West Texas Food Bank Logo French, German and Mexican officials have made similar comments. It seems that trading partners are a lot like marriage or other long term significant others. If the relationship is to last, early on the partners come to respect Ben Franklin’s advice about the spoonful of honey being superior to the gallon of vinegar. Words spoken in anger or outright criticism degrade the relationship, sometimes permanently.And this is precisely what is wrong with the Trump approach with our (at least they were in 2017) allies, Mexico, Canada and the EU. As of yesterday the vitriol has ramped up against China. Well, China has no regard for U.S. Intellectual Property laws, openly selling movies and music in public with no royalty payments. This is not the case for our allies.The Trump Art of the Deal seems to be making an outlandish statement to the horror of the other party, backing off, then roaring back again with another threat, and then, well, I am not sure where the administration is going. The point being, that however this ends, our North America and EU trading partners are not likely to forget the affront. Being treated like an outright trade pirate like China is not appreciated.Another of our criticisms of Trump’s ‘trade wars are easy to win’ theme is that of unintended consequences. On the one hand Trumps says he wants to decrease our trade imbalance. The U.S. shipped a whopping $19.9 billion in petroleum exports in April alone that is surely improving our export balance. And crude exports have more than doubled since January 2017.Canadian Defense Minister Harjit SajjanTo consider Canada a national security risk as a result of steel is beyond ridiculous.Now the Trump shoots his own foot gambit. The price of steel is about 20% of the cost of drilling, producing, transporting, refining petroleum. So a steel tariff instantly raises the cost of petroleum products. Add it probably does that faster than retail prices can be raised to compensate. So whatever price advantage the U.S. might have via productive fracking, is being offset by increased steel prices. And the number of steel producers conceivably helped by this is much smaller than the number of manufacturers and energy producers inconvenienced by high prices.The strength of the U.S. Dollar may have run its course since February. This caused energy shares to lead the 300+ rally this past Wednesday. Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore have a new book coming on Trumponomics, it’s Trumps’ Economy Now. Let’s hope the next book won’t be Trump’s Failed Tariffs. Facebook Previous articlePERRYMAN: Texas wind will take on added importance in the futureNext articleOUR VIEW: OPD’s PAL Camp is best Interaction admin Twitter Pinterest By admin – June 10, 2018 last_img read more

Independent Cllrs indicate that they will stick to pact

first_img Twitter By News Highland – June 22, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Independent Cllrs indicate that they will stick to pact Labour Cllr Frank McBreaty looks set to be elected as the next Mayor of Donegal.A number of Independent Cllrs have indicated that they will stick to an inter party pact which is in place.Earlier this week Fianna Fail indicated that it will nominate Cllr Rena Donaghey for the post which will force a vote when the council meets on Monday in Lifford.Sinn Fein have indicated that they will be sticking to the pact.Frank McBrearty would have 13 votes if Fine Gael / Labour and Sinn Fein stick to a pact while Councillor Donaghey would secure 11 votes from Fianna Fail members.There are five Independent representatives on the council, two of which have strong links to Labour and Fine Gael -arguably the remaining three Independents have the power to determine the outcome of the vote.Ramelton based Independent Cllr Ian McGarvey has confirmed that he will be sticking to the pact, and as far as he is concerned he has no reason to break the inter party agreement.Similarly Independent Cllr John Campbell has indicated that he will also be sticking to the pact, and he has said that Fianna Fail are political kite flying by putting forward Cllr Rena Donaghey.And Glenties based Independent Cllr Padraig Doherty has said as far as he is concerned the agreement is still in place and he will be sticking to it, unless members decide to do otherwise.If all the Independent Cllrs and Sinn Fein stick to the pact, this will see Labour Cllr Frank McBrearty become the next Mayor of Donegal. WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook News Google+center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Previous articlePipe bomb found near Peace Day One concert in Ebrington SquareNext articleDaniel O’Donnell comments on being given freedom of Donegal today News Highland Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

New ice thickness maps of Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica, with specific focus on grounding lines and marine ice

first_imgFor the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf we have compiled measurements of meteoric ice thickness from many institutions, and several different techniques (e.g. radar and seismic sounding) to produce an improved digital map of meteoric ice thickness. This map has high-resolution compared to previous compilations and serves to highlight small-scale geographic features (e.g. ice plains, grounding-line regions). We have also produced a map of the thickness of marine ice bodies beneath the ice shelf by using borehole density data to calibrate an ice thickness to surface-elevation relation, and then comparing maps of ice surface elevation and meteoric ice thickness to infer marine ice thickness. Due to denser data coverage and the improved density-depth relation, the resulting map is a significant improvement on its predecessors and allows insight into the glaciological context of the ice shelf, in particular, into the location of the grounding lines on the southern Ronne Ice Shelf. Here the data were supplemented with barometric determination of surface elevation, which were used to locate the grounding line position. The final delineation of the grounding line position was confirmed by reference to satellite imagery, and revealed that earlier estimates were substantially in error, especially in the area of Foundation Ice Stream and Mollereisstrom.last_img read more

USA: Unit to Conduct ULTRA During Rim of the Pacific 2012 Exercise

first_img Share this article View post tag: 2012 Training & Education View post tag: Exercise July 19, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: conduct View post tag: Rim View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ultra Active duty and reserve Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 9 look to retest their skills as a cohesive organization in a Unit Level Training and Readiness Assessment (ULTRA) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise July 21.During ULTRA, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 1 will evaluate MSRON 9’s command training team (CTT) in its ability to effectively train its personnel. MESG 1 will use RIMPAC events as the scenarios to do that.“We all know the RIMPAC scenarios,” said Lt. Chris Miller, MSRON 9 assistant operations officer. “But what we don’t know is what drills MESG 1 has written into those scenarios.”For the past year, MSRON 9 has tailored its training specifically for ULTRA and RIMPAC through customized field exercise and scenarios.“We have three weeks during RIMPAC to showcase our abilities to the CTT members and MESG 1,” said MSRON 9 Commanding Officer Capt. William Anderson. “This is our opportunity to prove to ourselves that we are trained and capable to deploy and that we are capable of training ourselves for future missions.”Although MSRON 9 is here for ULTRA, they are also here to support Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1 as part of the Navy Expeditionary Security Force, and to participate in the tactical and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise within the larger RIMPAC exercise.“Our primary mission for the HA/DR exercise is to provide command-and-control support to Combined Task Force (CTF) 11,” said Miller. “CTF 11 will play the role of the military leader on the island as part of the scenario.”MSRON 9 is a rapidly deployable unit that can operate anywhere in the world. The squadron is responsible for port security and harbor defense, coordinating shore and force protection for ships in transit through ports, and providing security for high value assets in harbors and littoral waters. The squadron also conducts surveillance and waterborne interdiction.“MSRON 9 is a small, but very hard working component of full time support staff and selective reserves,” said Anderson. “Its fascinating to see the amount of devotion that people have to an organization such as MSRON 9 and that they are willing to put in the extra time to come out for three weeks to do a extensive mission such as RIMPAC.”This year’s RIMPAC exercise includes units or personnel from Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 19, 2012; Image: US Navy USA: Unit to Conduct ULTRA During Rim of the Pacific 2012 Exercise View post tag: Pacific View post tag: Unit View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Unit to Conduct ULTRA During Rim of the Pacific 2012 Exercise View post tag: duringlast_img read more

Wadham cox injured at Eights

first_imgSt Antony’s rowers have been accused of causing two major pile ups during Summer Eights last week, after manning their boat with a novice-rated Cox.A Wadham Cox was injured twice and, as a result of the second incident, was unable to participate in Saturday’s race.On Thursday Wadham’s crew was about to be bumped by St Antony’s Men’s second boat when Cox Rachel Levy put up her hand in concession. However St Antony’s rowed on into Wadham, who were attempting to clear the racing line.Levy said, “A couple of my Wadham rowers had fallen off their seats at the start, so we had to concede to St Antony’s in the first fifteen strokes or so. “While I clearly put up my hand to concede, St Antony’s failed to lighten up and proceeded to row full speed  into my crew.”The collision resulted in Levy being hit on the shoulder by St Antony’s bowman’s oar but the two boats remained entangled in the middle of the river, and the race was klaxoned. However Tom Isherwood, President of St Antony’s Boat club, denied the accusations that St Antony’s caused the pile up on the river.He said, “First, incidents like this are normally not the result of any negative intention or even recklessness (despite what the Wadham coaches who proceeded to harass and verbally abuse our crew throughout the week may think). “Rather, they are an inevitable result of the chaos of Oxford bumps racing.”On Friday, there was a  pile-up near ‘the gut’ which it has been alleged that St Antony’s initiated. However, the separate incident which prevented Levy from rowing on Saturday was, she says, “partly everyone’s fault.”Wadham’s rudder was smashed in the process and they had to be towed in by a launch. Levy was unable to row in her race on Saturday as a result of the impact she had received to her back.Isherwood spoke about the incident saying, “Friday of Eights saw a similarly dangerous situation, but with Wadham receiving a dangerous coxing fine and the St Antony’s crew receiving appreciation for being the only crew directly behind them to stop in time.”Levy described the incident as “just the nature of bumps.”She continued, “Rowing, while not normally a contact sport, does have its share of mishaps, collisions, broken bones, ejector crabs, etc. “If you aren’t willing to accept those risks, then you shouldn’t be on the water, plain and simple.”last_img read more