Bops banned at rowdy Christ Church

first_imgBy Natasha Vashisht  CHRIST CHURCH’s Junior Censor has banned college bops indefinitely and room parties for four weeks in an ‘edict’ issued to the JCR, following complaints of disruptive behaviour during freshers’ week.Richard Rutherford told undergraduates, “It is clear to me that guidelines laid down for both freshers’ drinks parties and the bop got seriously out of hand. There has been a great deal too much noisy disruption of others, drunkenness and resulting misbehaviour. I have no alternative but to adopt appropriate disciplinary measures…College bops are banned for the foreseeable future and parties involving alcohol are banned for the first half of term.”Rutherford’s decision came after intoxicated undergraduates allegedly tried to assault one of the porters after the ‘Fears and Fantasies’ themed bop. Members of the rugby team were also fined £200 for misbehaviour.One Christ Church student, who wished to remain anonymous, complained that College authorities were overreacting. “The general consensus is that the edict is a rash way to go about it. They’re being very strong-handed, but we do understand that you can’t have a member of staff virtually assaulted like that,” he said. Third-year Julian Robinson suggested that the Junior Censor had exaggerated the situation. “I think everyone’s a bit annoyed,” he said. “Someone threw something in the porter’s direction and that’s the reason for this edict, because one person got too drunk. Rather than fining the individual concerned, they’re punishing the whole JCR. It’s an overreaction.”After the Fourth Week ban on room parties is lifted, the College has also ruled that alcohol will still be banned.Although the Junior Censor’s office was unavailable for comment, some of the student reactions to their new Junior Censor have been hostile.One student noted, “It was Freshers’ Week and room parties are what happen. There may have been some bad behaviour but it’s not going to happen again. It’s not exactly a normal week at Christ Church. I can see some merit in their decision, but we don’t feel we have any say in it because the Censors run the College.”last_img read more

Costa refuses to train after being fined by Atletico Madrid

first_imgHe said the striker’s behaviour was “reprehensible and seriously damaged the club”, although coach Diego Simeone was more forgiving.“Costa is an animal who can do things that make us suffer like what happened at the Nou Camp when he really needed him,” Simeone told Goal.com in an interview published on Thursday.“But I don’t judge players for one incident, I evaluate them for everything and there are many more positive than negative things about Diego.”Atletico, who are second in La Liga nine points adrift of Barcelona with six games left, visit Eibar on Saturday. Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa refused to train on Thursday after being told that his club will fine him for his verbal outburst in the recent defeat by Barcelona, Spanish newspapers reported.An Atletico source confirmed to Reuters that the Spain international did not train, citing “personal reasons”. Costa’s representatives did not respond to a request for comment.The 30-year-old has been banned for eight La Liga games by the Spanish Football Federation for verbally abusing referee Jesus Gil Manzano when he was sent off during the 2-0 loss at Barca on April 6, meaning he will play no part in the rest of the season.The Spanish media said Costa had learned on Wednesday that he was to be fined by the club for the misdemeanour, and reacted to the news by refusing to train on Thursday, despite being fully fit.Atletico’s general manager Clemente Villaverde criticised Costa after the Barca defeat, which effectively handed the Liga title to the Catalans. Diego Costa talks with referee Gil Manzano prior to receiving a red card against Barcelonalast_img read more

Westport Winery Releases 2011 Swimmer’s Petit Sirah

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery is pleased to announce the release of their 2011 Swimmer’s Petit Sirah. This wine recently earned 91-points at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York with an “excellent rating, highly recommended.”This new varietal for the winery was crafted with grapes from Greg Jones Vineyards, in the Wahluke Slope AVA. The competition judge’s tasting notes stated, “Alluring nose filled with blackberry, white pepper, cedar and intriguing biscuit like aromas. In the mouth it is sumptuously smooth with velvety tannins and a delectable blackberry jam profile. The finish is smooth and lingers on the palate.”Each of Westport’s 33 different selections benefits a local charity. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits Grays Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center. The label for this wine features winemaker, Dana Roberts, as a young competitive swimmer. Westport has several other labels featuring the various family members and even a few of the family’s dogs.Westport Winery commissions local artists to create an outdoor sculpture commemorating each wine. Frank Ratte of Elma was selected this week to create the Swimmer sculpture which will be located adjacent to the water hazard in the winery’s new nine-hole, nine iron orchard golf course. Ratte has previously created a sculpture commemorating Night Watch and a Buddha for the Japanese Zen garden. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more