Oxford academics scoop eight New Year Honours

first_imgEight Oxford academics are among the twenty-two Oxfordshire residents named in this year’s New Year Honours list.Included among the winners are Wadham’s Alexander Halliday, who was until recently the head of Oxford’s Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division, who is being honoured for services to science and innovation.Four Oxford women are to be awarded honours, including two from Mansfield college. Helen Margetts, until recently the long-time director of the Oxford Internet Institute, is to be honoured for her contributions to social and political science, while Lucinda Rumsey is to be recognised for her services to widening participation in higher education.Professor Jane Armitage will be awarded an OBE for her medical research as a Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology. Kate Tiller, a Founding Fellow of Kellogg College, is being knighted for her contributions to local history.Other Oxford academics who will be recognised in the awards are Brian Dolan, a Visiting Professor of Nursing, and Stephen Darlington, an organist at Christ Church from 1985 to September 2018, for services to music.Former Oxford Professor of Tropical Medicine and Global Health Jeremy Farrar is to be awarded a knighthood for his services to global health as director of the Wellcome Trust. Richard Hobbs, head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is also being recognised for his services to medical research.Oxford alumni are also among this year’s honours, including the author Philip Pullman, who went to Exeter College, and economist Tim Harford, formerly of Brasenose.Meanwhile, academics at Cambridge University scooped five awards this year, including two women.The annual New Year Honours list is dedicated to recognising the achievements of Britons across public life and has been held since at least 1890.last_img read more

Farmingdale College Student Hit, Killed by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 24-year-old SUNY Farmingdale State College student from Yonkers was fatally hit by a car in Farmingdale on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Eyyad Almargi was crossing Melville Road, west of Route 110, when he was hit by a westbound Saturn at 9:20 p.m.The victim Eyyad Almargi was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver was neither injured nor charged.First Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img

Lee Dixon defends Freddie Ljungberg and singles out Sokratis and Lucas Torreira for Brighton’s winner

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Dec 2019 12:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link104Shares Comment The Gunners suffered another hugely disappointing defeat on Thursday night (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Lee Dixon believes the players – not interim manager Freddie Ljungberg – must take responsibility for their latest defeat and criticised the team’s defending for Brighton’s winner.The Gunners have not won a Premier League match for two months and suffered another disappointing night at the Emirates on Thursday, with Neal Maupay’s late strike securing a 2-1 victory for the visitors.But Dixon was keen to avoid placing the blame on Ljungberg, who has only had a few days to work with the squad, and says the players must start stepping up. Advertisement Sokratis, highlighted top left, ran halfway up the pitch (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)‘The back four is in a decent position, it’s a free-kick, you should be able to defend that. Sokratis gets tight, that’s good, but as soon as he starts to go wandering off down the line, just pass him off onto the midfield player in front of you and get back in the box.‘In the end it’s two-versus-one in the middle, Torreira goes in to help out then goes “you know what, I’m just going to go out there” because he gets hoodwinked by the little pass. But you’ve got to protect the middle of the goal.’MORE: Freddie Ljungberg reacts to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang running to the toilet during Arsenal defeatAdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Mesut Ozil launches angry rant at Alexandre Lacazette after Arsenal’s defeat to BrightonMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Lee Dixon defends Freddie Ljungberg and singles out Sokratis and Lucas Torreira for Brighton’s winner Dixon was on punditry duty at the Emirates and wasn’t impressed with what he saw (Getty)Speaking on Amazon Prime Video, the former Arsenal defender explained: ‘I would like to think he put a bit of responsibility on them, and said let’s watch the video together of the Norwich game, where did we [go wrong].AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They’re intelligent football players, they wouldn’t be playing at this level if they didn’t have some level of intelligence, football intelligence, being able to look at a game with their manager and the coach and say “oh, look at that gap there, look at that back four running off because there’s no pressure on the ball and let’s make sure we don’t do that against Brighton at home”.‘And I think maybe at home, they wanted to win, wanted to please everybody and get off to a winning start. But because Brighton were so organised and so good at just snuffing them out in the middle of the park and then hitting them on the break, they kind of lost all fathom of what they were doing again and those gaps opened up.‘But as a player, surely if you’re Granit Xhaka or a midfield player, you’re looking at that area going, “I’m on my own here and I’ve got three or four running at me”. How can that be right? So work it out for yourself, it’s not all Freddie’s fault.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalDixon was particularly scathing about Arsenal’s defending for Maupay’s winner and criticised Sokratis for following the ball and Lucas Torreira – who had covered the wandering Greek defender – for leaving his man at the last minute.He continued: ‘Just look at Sokratis, he’s the right-sided centre-back and he goes chasing the ball. Now you’ve got to get back, too late, Torreira goes back into the middle and all of a sudden just leaves his man, Luiz has got two guys in the box. Little things like that. Advertisementlast_img read more

Laver Cup 2020 called off due to clash of dates with French Open

first_imgPARIS: The 2020 Laver Cup will not go ahead in September as planned and will return next year due to the clash of dates with the French Open, the organizers of the exhibition event said on Friday.The French Tennis Federation, in a surprise move, switched the claycourt Grand Slam tournament to Sept. 20-Oct. 4 from its May start due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The new Roland Garros dates clashed with the Sept. 25-27 Laver Cup, which is a team event co-created by Roger Federer and featuring the best of Europe against a World team. Boston’s TD Garden will remain host for the fourth edition of the event, which will now be held from Sept. 24-26 in 2021. AgenciesAlso Read: Injured Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Final Two Matches at Laver CupAlso Watch: Senior Journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha electionslast_img read more