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Balliol JCR names meeting after student

first_imgBalliol JCR passed a ‘funny’ motion to officially name their meeting after a current student. The meeting, held last Sunday, is now known as ‘The Susie Deedigan Memorial General Meeting.’Although a contributor to JCR meetings throughout her Oxford Career, Susie couldn’t attend this final one. In her absence, the motion noted ‘her limitless loyalty to, and enthusiasm for, debate, democracy and General Meetings’ and sought to reward ‘loyalty and enthusiasm’ in the JCR. The motion passed without opposition.The motion was proposed by two Balliol JCR committee members, Hannah Smith and Issac Rose.Smith, Vice President of Balliol JCR, told Cherwell ‘The Susie Deedigan (2010-2013) Memorial GM was a huge success. As usual there were lots of people at the GM, and everyone found it funny.’Rose commented ‘The motion, while light-hearted in tone conveyed a serious point – it was a nod of thanks to Susie who has spent the last three years both involved with and committed to the JCR.’Rose went on to say that the motion confirms Balliol JCR as ‘unique in Oxford in what it does for its students and this would not be the case were it not for people like Susie.’Yet not all JCR members found the motion funny. One Balliol student, who wishes to remain anonymous told Cherwell that ‘not many people in Balliol knew about [the motion] or have talked about it.. It’s a joke (and not everyone found it funny).’ Despite wishing to commemorate the work of a dedicated student, even the proposers of the motion seemed surprised that it has reached the press “To be honest, it’s astonishing that you find this newsworthy” said Rose. Smith agreed “it’s rather perplexing how you could think this is even a story.”last_img read more

Fabulous frangipanes

first_imgOur Fruit Frangipane won us the New Baked Product Award at the Baking Industry Awards a few years ago. This simple recipe is a variation of a classical fruit and almond tart and has a shelf life of two or three days. A selection displayed in a shop window makes for a very attractive seasonal display.IngredientsSweet pastry (enough for an 8-inch flan case)Frangipane mix (see recipe on pg 28)Apricot jamFruit (plums)Flaked almonds to decorateMethod1. Line an 8-inch ring or flan case with sweet pastry (about 3mm thick.) Trim off the excess with a knife.2. Fill a piping bag with apricot jam and pipe out a thin layer. Use bake-stable jam if possible.3. Fill piping bag with the frangipane mix and pipe out an even layer about two-thirds the depth of the ring. This prevents spillage during the baking process.4. Slice the fruit (plums) in half and remove the stones. Slice as shown, from approximately two-thirds the way through to the tips. This makes the fruit “fan” when baking.5. Lay out the fruit in concentric circles, bedding down only slightly. The plums will sink into the mix as the tart cooks.6. Make sure that the fruit is nicely covering the surface of the tart. In this picture, apricots are used.7. Bake at 170ºC for approximately 35 minutes until the frangipane mix is golden. Leave to cool.8. Glaze with apricot glaze. You can either use gel spray or boil a little apricot jam and brush it over the surface of tart.9. Top with flaked almonds.VariationsWe use plum, apricot, fig, pear, apple, cherry, and rhubarb. They can also be made to any size or individually in foil tins (see below).Frangipane recipe ingredientsSugar 500gAlmonds 500gEggs 9Flour 300g1. Beat the sugar and ground almonds in a mixer, until creamy.2. Slowly add the eggs, beating continuously.3. Stop the machine and add the flour. Mix as little as possible until the flour is just absorbed. Any longer will toughen the mixture.last_img read more

Cameroon’s AFCON 2019 Runs into a Hitch

first_imgThe Comoros Football Federation (FFC) has lodged a case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over Cameroon’s participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.A post on social media from the General Manager of the Comoros team, Ben Amir Saadi, confirmed the move.The Comoros believe that Cameroon should be excluded from the 2019 finals after having the hosting rights for the tournament withdrawn from them. Comoros are in the same qualifying group as Cameroon, whom they face in March.The FFC claims that CAF has failed to implement its own regulations concerning the action to be taken.CAF rules (Article 92.3) state that if a nation withdraws from hosting or has the rights taken away one year before the finals, ‘a fine of five hundred thousand (500,000) U.S. dollars and a suspension from the next edition of AFCON of it’s A national team, without considering the concerned edition.’The latter words would suggest that Cameroon’s participation in the 2019 finals should not be affected.However, it remains to be seen how the FFC’s claim will impact, if at all, upon Cameroon’s hosting of the 2021 Nations Cup, which it is now set to stage.As things stand, the Nations Cup qualifier in March between Cameroon and the Comoros will decide who joins already-qualified Morocco in reaching the finals in Egypt, with the fourth team in Group B – Malawi – no long able to go through.With Morocco on 10 points, Cameroon 8 and the Comoros 5, a draw in Cameroon will be enough for the Indomitable Lions to advance – while the Comoros must win to advance.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Abraham Trophy triumph for Kirsty

first_img Teenager Kirsty Beckwith beat off tough opposition at Delamere Forest, Cheshire, to win the Abraham Trophy and the title of England’s most improved girl golfer of the year.The 15-year-old from Moortown, Yorkshire, scored net 68, four under par, in the final. She won by a stroke from another Yorkshire girl, Bethany Acey, also 15, of Sandburn Hall. Third place went to Jade Guest, aged 11, of Gog Magog in Cambridgeshire, who returned net 70.The Abraham Trophy final was contested by 21 girls from all over the country who qualified for the final on the basis of handicap reduction.Kirsty, who took up golf just four years ago, said afterwards “It’s amazing, I really didn’t expect to win and I’m very happy.”She played immaculate golf, with three gross birdies. She only once ventured into the challenging rough and once found a bunker. “When I did go in the rough I took my penalty and chipped it out – and still made par!” she said.Kirsty’s score will reduce her handicap from six to five and help her towards her goal of getting down to three before the end of the season. She’s made rapid progress since she took up golf, reducing from 15 to seven last year and continuing to make cuts this season.Her other successes this year include beating the boys to win the Colin Montgomerie scratch cup at her schools, Leeds Grammar, where the Ryder Cup star was once a pupil. She plays for the Yorkshire girls and was a county team reserve at match week. Now she turns her attention to the English U15 girls’ championship which starts tomorrow, also at Delamere Forest. 30 Jul 2012 Abraham Trophy triumph for Kirsty last_img read more

Hands On Children’s Museum Wins Museums for America Grant to Bring…

first_imgFacebook89Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Hands On Children’s MuseumThe Hands On Children’s Museum’s Young Makers program encourages tinkering, building and investigation. Photo credit: Hands On Children’s Museum.The Hands On Children’s Museum announced today it earned a significant Museums for America federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support its innovative Young Makers program for the next two years.The museum’s Young Makers program encourages tinkering, building and investigation as a way to build meaningful math and science experiences for the earliest learners, including tens of thousands of at-risk or underserved children in the community.The program was introduced at Hands On Children’s Museum in 2014 thanks to a grant from Thrive Washington and was expanded with funding from the Aven Foundation in 2015.By introducing these experiences early, families can take advantage of a small window during the preschool years when the brain is most receptive to learning math concepts, which research shows is the greatest predictor of future success in school.“At Hands On we are enthusiastic about engaging young children, their families and educators in the burgeoning Maker Movement as an accessible way to enhance science, technology, engineering and math learning in the early years,” explains Patty Belmonte, the museum’s executive director. “This is the first time we have won a Museums for America grant. It is a very high honor and a wonderful acknowledgement of the museum’s important work in early learning.”HOCM says that the grant will help extend science, technology, engineering and math learning. Photo credit: Hands On Children’s Museum.The institute said it received 481 applications and gave 160 awards for the Museums for America grant program. The program supports “the unique ability of museums to empower people of all ages through experiential learning and discovery. Successful projects provide high-quality, inclusive educational opportunities that address particular audience needs.”The Museums for America grant, along with a second grant from Thrive Washington, will support the museum’s efforts to build on the success of its Young Makers program and extend these early learning experiences to rural and Title I schools, rural preschools and at-risk audiences.Also, it will allow Hands On to create an interactive Mobile MakeSpace exhibit, which will be featured in the museum and throughout the region.For more information about the museum’s Young Makers program, visit http://www.hocm.org/young-makers/.last_img read more

Case closed: BCCI accepts Dinesh Karthik’s apology on violation of contract clause

first_imgAdvertisement 5n980fNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8gpdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6sg9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5q5vkWould you ever consider trying this?😱88c0tbwrCan your students do this? 🌚8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Earlier this month Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik had issued an “unconditional apology” for violating BCCI’s central contract clause after entering the Caribbean Premier League side Trinbago Knight Riders dressing room during one of the league matches. The BCCI on Monday accepted his apology and claimed that the matter is a closed chapter.Advertisement “The BCCI has accepted Dinesh Karthik’s apology and the matter is now a closed chapter” a Board official said.Advertisement As per BCCI’s central contract, a player must seek permission from the board before attending any match outside the country. The contract forbids the player from being associated with any private league around the world.Karthik, who has represented India in 26 Tests and 94 ODIs, tendered an “unconditional apology” after he was spotted watching a Caribbean Premier League match from the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinbago Knight Riders’ dressing room. Karthik is the captain of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, was seen wearing a Trinbago jersey, while watching the match, which prompted the BCCI to issue a show cause notice, asking why his central contract should not be cancelled.Advertisement Karthik, in his defence, said that he went to Port of Spain on KKR coach Brendon McCullum’s request and watched the match wearing the TKR jersey on the New Zealander’s request. Advertisementlast_img read more