Claudia Comberti, a 31-year-old doctoral student at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, was killed after colliding with a bus on Botley Road on Tuesday.Detective Sergeant Gavin Collier said: “it is believed that the cyclist sadly fell from her bicycle just prior to the collision. Investigations remain ongoing to establish the cause of the incident, however we do not believe it was as a result of any interaction with another person or vehicle.”Emotional tributes to Comberti poured in on Wednesday, as a group of more than 100 cyclists rode from Carfax Tower to Seacourt Park and Ride. They were wheeling an empty white bicycle, which together with flowers was placed at the site of the crash.Sam Chapel, a friend of Comberti’s, said: “There were so many friends that wanted to do something, we thought that was the right thing to do.There were huge crowds. When I looked around at one point I thought it looked like a mini festival. It must have been quite a spectacle.”Before beginning her DPhil, Camberton had previously worked as a Forests and Wellbeing Researcher at the Global Canopy Programme.According to the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, Comberti’s research focused on the “adaptation to climate change in Amazonian Indigenous communities, and the role of human ecosystem interactions and biocultural diversity in supporting resilience and positive responses to environmental change.”Speaking about her loss, Comberti’s partner, Lucille, said she was a “lovely person” who “still had so much life.“She knew what she wanted and she was really playful at the same time. She was really restless but she loved being here in Oxford even though her home was in the jungle.”Phil Southall, managing director of the Oxford Bus Company, said that pursuant to the crash, the bus driver in question was being treated for shock. He further said that it was “far too early to speculate” regarding the cause of the crash. Southall said his company was also helping Thames Valley Police with their investigations.Police are still appealing for witnesses of the collision, estimated to have taken place at 2.45pm on Tuesday 11 May.Oxford Bus Comapny has been contacted for comment. The University did not wish to make a statement.
Another cold snap is on the cards as forecasters warn that temperatures could dip to -10 in some parts of the country this week.The Government Task Force on Emergency Planning is to meet tomorrow morning in light of the adverse weather forecast.“Disruptive accumulations of snow” are expected throughout the week, with the east and southeast to be the worst affected. The regional forecast suggests that Monday will be largely dry, with the chance of an “isolated snow flurry later in the day.”The cold weather begins to take hold on Monday night, with temperatures dipping to -3 degrees.Met Éireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly says that Ireland could possibly see a red level warning “depending on the nature of the showers that come our way.”“These snow showers, unlike the showers we’ve become accustomed to this winter, won’t wash away because the air is mostly dry… they won’t melt either because temperatures are going to be very, very cold,” she explained on RTÉ. “These extreme cold conditions are going to stay right through the week because we’ve got a blocking high, a firmly situated anti-cyclone up across Scandinavia and it’s feeding a south-east/easterly airflow up over Ireland.”“We need to keep an eye on elderly neighbours, relatives and friends to make sure everybody’s stocked up this week,” she added.Ok so y’all remember when I tweeted that picture of the reddest chart I’d ever seen in work? And everyone lost their minds? Well… #cold #snow #weather Watch out for those in need; #elderly #Homeless #AnimalWelfare pic.twitter.com/uYs6ET15m2— Joanna Donnelly (@JoannaDonnellyL) February 25, 2018Frequent snow showers are expected across eastern counties during Tuesday evening and overnight, with slight to moderate accumulations expected by dawn. Temperatures on Tuesday night will dip to between -3 and -7.Met Éireann says that further snowfall will occur into Wednesday morning with frost and ice persisting into the day.“Further snow showers overnight on Wednesday, mainly across Ulster, Leinster and east Munster but with a few flurries possible elsewhere. Severe frost forming nationwide with temperatures falling to between -3 and -7 degrees in strong easterly winds.” Thursday will be “bitterly cold” with scattered snow showers.“A more persistent spell of snow is expected to move up from the south during Thursday night, with significant accumulations in many areas. Fresh to strong easterly winds will lead to drifting in places.”Beast from the East: Ireland braces for the big freeze was last modified: February 27th, 2018 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:Beast from the EastIrelandsnowweather
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following in the steps of Orlando Bloom and Mandy Patinkin, Susan Sarandon is the next celebrity to respond to the refugee crisis. Last week the actress ventured from New York to Lesvos, one of the main entry points into Europe, where she had the chance to witness the situation first-hand.According to those on the island, the 69-year-old was a big help with the migrant children, helping to change their soaked clothing, socks and shoes.Though Sarandon didn’t officially announce that she would be taking part in volunteer work while on the island, social media suggested otherwise.Aside from tweeting a photo of a plane’s propeller with the caption ‘On my way to Lesbos’, an image surfaced on Facebook, in which Sarandon is pictured with Apostolis Paraskevopoulos, a famed volunteer based in the island village of Skala Sikamnias.There Paraskevopoulos has concentrated his efforts, coordinating a significant volunteer effort due to assist the thousands of refugees that have been passing through the village throughout the year. This is not the actress’ first experience volunteering abroad; she is well-known for her efforts both in her home city of New York and abroad, having visited Nepal to assist with the aftermath of the deadly earthquake earlier this year.Source: Pappas Post