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Race for Life raises £641,000

first_img6000 women turned out this weekend to raise money for Cancer Research UK in the annual Race for Life.2000 runners on Saturday afternoon, 3000 on Sunday morning and an additional 1000 on Sunday afternoon ran in the 5k races through University Parks. Many were running in support or in honor of family members and friends who have faced or continue to struggle with cancer.The Oxford races were accompanied by 15 similar races across the country, but a representative of Cancer Research says Oxford is one of the most successful venues. This year the Oxford races raised £641,000, most of which will fund work locally at the Churchill and John Radcliffe hospitals.The winning runner, 21-year old Londoner Rachel Trevillon, completed the race in 19 minutes.last_img read more

Watch Phish Jam On ‘Tube’ And Infuse ‘Wolfman’s’ With Some ‘California Love’

first_imgLast weekend, Phish wrapped up their main summer tour with a scorching performance at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA. The Vermont jam band showed the locals some “California Love,” bringing out some serious funk in the first set and keeping the jams flowing during the second.Interestingly enough, two of the show’s biggest highlights came consecutively in the first set. After winding down “Reba” with an unexpected “Ass Handed” ending, the band broke into their funky song “Tube.” This was no ordinary “Tube,” however, as the version took hold and erupted into a roughly ten minute jam session. Easily one of the best versions of the song in the 3.0 era, the band kept the jams coming with a lengthy “Wolfman’s Brother.” Again, this was no ordinary “Wolfman’s,” as Trey Anastasio worked in quotes and lyrics from the famed Tupac song “California Love.”Thanks to YouTube user Tom Rowles, we can rewatch these two great jams! Check it out below.The full setlist is below, as well as a stunning gallery from photographer Brandon Weil.Setlist: Phish at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA – 7/23/16Set 1: Farmhouse, 555, Water in the Sky, Ghost, Ass Handed, The Sloth, Martian Monster > Reba, Ass Handed, Tube > Wolfman’s Brother > Walls of the CaveSet 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > 46 Days > Piper > Twist > Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini, Harry Hood > Loving CupEncore: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer RepriseTeases:· California Love tease & quote in Wolfman’s Brother· Streets of Cairo tease in Walls of the Cave· Ass Handed quote in Carini· Ass Handed quote in Tweezer RepriseNoteworthy Jams: Harry HoodAverage Song Gap: 6.64Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike GordonNotes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. California Love was teased and quoted in Wolfman’s and teased in 2001. WOTC contained a Streets of Cairo tease. Carini contained Ass Handed quotes and Tweezer Reprise’s lyrics were substituted for Ass Handed lyrics. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Event to honor life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

first_imgSince 1975, Harvard University has hosted an annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The theme of this year’s service, to be held on Feb. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Church, is “Social Transformation through Compassion.”  The event is free and open to the public.Featuring:Keynote speaker Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.  Father Boyle has worked with gang members for the past 30 years, helping to provide them with jobs, training, meaning, hope and alternatives to violence.Harvard’s Kuumba Singers will provide musical selections.Members of the Harvard College Interfaith Council will be reading selections from King’s speeches.“This event is especially poignant in light of the recent tragic shootings in Tucson, and the gun violence that plagues Boston and other urban centers. Dr. King’s call to build the ‘Beloved Community’ requires us to creatively envision alternatives that bring greater wholeness and purpose,” said Rev. Robert J. Mark, McDonald Fellow of the Memorial Church at Harvard.  “To this end, we look forward to being inspired by Father Gregory Boyle’s powerful story of living and working with gangs in Los Angeles, and the vital role compassion plays in helping to transform our society.”This event is sponsored by the Harvard Chaplains, the Memorial Church, the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, and the Black Students Association.last_img read more

Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar after coup

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh are condemning the military coup in their homeland and saying it makes them more fearful to return. A brutal counterinsurgency operation by Myanmar’s military in 2017 drove more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to neighboring Bangladesh. It has hosted them in crowded refugee camps, and is eager to begin sending them back to Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Several attempts at repatriation have failed because the Rohingya refused to go, fearing more violence. Refugees say they are more afraid now that the military is in complete control.last_img read more

Laurie Metcalf & Aaron Tveit Were Dirty T-Birdies on Watch What Happens Live

first_imgA duo of stage and screen favorites stopped by the Watch What Happens Live clubhouse for a night of gossip, games and pondering the prospect of dating Taylor Swift. Grease: Live star Aaron Tveit and Misery headliner Laurie Metcalf were two peas in a pod on January 21 as they chatted with Andy Cohen. Take a look below and on to get the buzz on Metcalf’s time with Lindsay Lohan and Madonna, discover Tveit’s takes on James Franco and Blake Lively’s scents and then some. Tell us more, tell us more! Laurie Metcalf View Commentscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

A Really, Really Long Walk In The Woods

first_imgAside from the tattered hem on his shirt and the quintessential hiker beard, you might never suspect that Andrew “Crash” Sherry has spent the better part of the past 18 months hiking.Originally from just outside of Melbourne, Australia, Crash is 29 and an engineer by trade. After thru-hiking the PCT in 99 days, Crash moved to London where he worked as a contractor for the local government. Then Brexit happened. The government laid off its contract employees, including Crash.He took to the mountains to wait out the turmoil. That summer of 2016, he hiked over 1,000 miles through the Alps of Switzerland, Italy, and France. During the winter that same year, he traversed some 380 miles of the Scottish Highlands, during which time he only saw the sun twice.Somewhere in between the glaciers of Switzerland and the knife-edge ridgelines of Scotland, Crash resolved to keep hiking so far as his savings could support him. Over the course of the past 10 months, he’s thru-hiked the PCT, the Wonderland Trail, the Sierra High Route, the Hayduke Trail, and the Arizona Trail. He’s now attempting the Triple Crown in a year, starting with a winter thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.I caught up with him outside of Damascus, Va., just three weeks into his hike to see how he was faring in the record cold temperatures (and to deliver some much-needed gloves).Discovering The Triple CrownProbably a decade ago, I literally stumbled upon the Triple Crown Wikipedia page and I was like, what dumbasses would do this? Now I’m doing it.My First PCT Thru-hikeThere was definitely a learning curve. I was a good walker, but not a good hiker. I remember there was a 40-odd-mile waterless stretch, and I was hiking with the minimum amount of water. I ended up hiding out in a cave all day to not sweat. I learned a helluva lot. One of the biggest things was just learning to do it day after day after day. When I finished the PCT, I didn’t think I would ever do another thru-hike again. I was so tired.Toughest MomentFive people died on the PCT last year. It went from being one of the highest snow years to being 110 degrees in the valley. The heat wave coincided with peak snowmelt, and there are three rivers that you have to ford. I had to walk upriver from about 6,000 feet in elevation to over 10,000 feet to find places to pass. It took me 12 hours to do six trail miles that day. I didn’t have enough food. So I turned around, which was the hardest decision of my life. I knew it was the right decision, because there were three bigger rivers coming up which I didn’t want to get trapped between. I took about two weeks off, and when I went back, it wasn’t a problem at all to cross the rivers. But then in Oregon, fires erupted everywhere. I was in constant smoke.The Hardest Hiking Of My LifeThe Hayduke Trail (an 812-mile trail in southern Utah and northern Arizona) is off-route scrambling down into canyons and up and out of gullies. Water is scarce. But it’s so beautiful. It could go from a fairly boring dirt road to these huge canyons with some of the best sandstone walls I’ve ever seen in my life. Then the next minute I’d be along the Escalante River pushing through brush so thick it would slow me to a half-mile an hour. I would walk in the river and wade through it until my feet got too numb, then back in the brush till my feet warmed up.The A.T. in winterI started within a week of Christmas, just after a massive storm dropped off 10-12 inches, so there was a fair amount of snow and ice up on Springer Mountain. In the first three weeks I’ve gone through three storms, including one of the coldest arctic fronts the country has had in a long time.Christmas presentI was on Clingmans Dome in the Smokies on Christmas Day. It was -10 degrees. I had a frozen beard. An inch of snow had fallen the night before, all of the water sources had frozen up, but it was like a little magic wonderland that I had to myself. I didn’t see anyone up there that day. I couldn’t have asked for anything better really.The worst is yet to comeKnowing that more cold and snow await farther north, I got downtrodden for a couple of days mentally. I can’t snowshoe for 1,200 miles. That’s just unfeasible for me at least. I started questioning why I was out here, until I just realized like, who cares? Just hike a day at a time and if you’re not enjoying it, get off. So yeah, I’ve started enjoying it more since then.Go pro?Would I hike professionally if the opportunity presented itself? Bloody oath I would! I could not think of anything better than being reimbursed financially for following my passion.last_img read more

Body of Missing Atlantic Beach Man Found Off Jones Beach Inlet

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The body of an Atlantic Beach man who had gone missing while paddle boarding near his home last weekend was found off Jones Beach Inlet on Friday, authorities said.Both Nassau County police and the United States Coast Guard confirmed they recovered the body of 41-year-old Gary Turkel. Turkel’s paddle board was also discovered.A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard said a private fishing boat alerted Nassau County police at around 6 a.m., who then contacted the Coast Guard. Turkel’s body was recovered about 24 miles off the coast, the spokesman said. Turkel had gone missing near his Atlantic Beach home Sunday afternoon, police said. He was last seen by his wife paddleboarding by Yates Avenue, police said.last_img read more

Indonesian e-sports athletes compete at 2020 Free Fire Fall Season series

first_imgSelected Indonesian e-sports teams have finally reached the 2020 Free Fire Fall Season series, organized by Garena Indonesia, which started on Saturday and will run until October.The season started with the Free Fire Master League (FFML) season two, in which 18 e-sports teams have been selected to compete. The best six teams will win Rp 1.2 billion in total cash prizes and golden cards to march to the Free Fire Master League. The FFML tournament will be held every Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB).The best six teams from the previous tournament, with the addition of two other teams, Onic Olympus, the champion of the Free Fire Indonesia Masters spring event and Evos Esports, the champion of the 2019 Free Fire International Tournament, will compete against each other for the champion trophy. The winner of the Free Fire Indonesian Master will win Rp 800 million and the opportunity to represent the country on the international stage.The teams selected for the Free Fire Master League are the result of the earlier spring season, which took place earlier this year and lured 2 million e-sports athletes grouped in 514,000 teams from across the country.Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said the tournament had been a huge investment in e-sports talent.“We have seen good progress, with this tournament able to attract the attention of 2 million talents.” he said.Garena Indonesia director Hans Kurniadi Saleh said Garena had committed to continuously providing the arena for Indonesian e-sports athletes to perfect their skills and experience so they could reach a higher level.“We expect that many new talents and potential athletes will show up and be ready to bring victory for the country on international stages,” he said in a statement sent to The Jakarta Post recently. Topics :last_img read more

Six SWFs unite to address climate change issues

first_imgSix sovereign wealth funds governing $2trn (€1.7trn) have formed an alliance to address climate change issues.The group includes the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Kuwait Investment Authority, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Qatar Investment Authority.Together they have formed the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Working Group to integrate financial risks and opportunities related to climate change in the management of large, long-term asset pools.The group’s objective is to develop an environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework to address climate change issues and contribute to long-term value creation. The aim is to publish an ESG framework as well as methods and indicators in 2018.A statement announcing the working group said it would be crucial in the years ahead for all parties to take urgent action to close the gap between current greenhouse gases emissions and a level on par with limiting global warming below 2°C.“There is growing evidence that institutional investors that prioritise ESG through ownership and investment are also well positioned to reap financial benefits – and that is the intention of this group,” the statement said.The group will assist other sovereign funds in exploring ESG frameworks specifically appropriate to their roles and characteristics.A common platform around the business risks of climate change and the opportunities of an increasingly lower carbon economy did not currently exist among sovereign funds, the group’s statement said.However, some funds had already taken the lead in advancing ESG issues, it added.Notable examples included understanding the impact of the transition to a low-carbon economy and the physical risks of climate change on financial markets.With assets under management projected to reach more than $15trn by 2020, sovereign funds were increasingly prominent in global financial markets, the statement said.Given their size and long-term investment horizons, they were uniquely positioned to promote long-term value creation and sustainable market outcomes as their future returns were intrinsically linked to global growth and prosperity.last_img read more

Barcelona offer Camp Nou naming rights in coronavirus fundraiser

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime The income generated from the re-naming of Barca’s 99,000-seater home for one year will be put towards “research projects and other projects involved in the battle against the effects of COVID-19, both at a local and international level”. The stadium will keep ‘Camp Nou’ in its name while also including the new sponsor. The club have previously advertised UNICEF children’s charity for free on their shirts. In a statement on Tuesday, the club said the process of finding a buyer will begin “in the next few weeks”. “The income generated will create a fund that will be divided in the following way: a part will go towards a project on COVID-19 driven by the sponsors themselves and the rest will be shared out amongst other projects that are being developed in parallel,” the statement added.Advertisement Barcelona will raise money for the fight against coronavirus by selling the naming rights to their Camp Nou stadium next season for the first time in the club’s history. Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic. The number of confirmed deaths relating to the virus passed 21,000 on Tuesday, according to the latest figures. Barcelona will sell the naming rights to their Nou Camp stadium and donate the cash to fight the coronavirus Read Also: UEFA urges leagues to complete suspended football seasons “Being the top sporting entity in the world means we take on this challenge as fully as we can,” said Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner. “If we can serve as inspiration for other organisations involved in the battle, perhaps we can create a wave of hope for millions of people around the world who are suffering due to this pandemic.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more