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first_imgAnopen letter to Oxford University Admissions is calling for all 2020 offersto be made unconditional. “Once we reach our maximum intake of undergraduates in 2020, we will have to defer entry to 2021 for any additional candidates who appeal successfully and whose place is then confirmed. Our primary concern must be the health and safety of our students, staff and community and it will not otherwise be possible for us to meet ongoing social-distancing restrictions and other challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The University of Oxford is facing pressure to admitoffer-holders who missed their grades, amidst controversy over A-level results. Unfortunately, we cannot commenton specific figures until places have been confirmed.” TheUniversity previously committed to using its clemency policy if there wasevidence students from disadvantaged backgrounds were unfairly affected by thegrading system. Oxford SU Class Act Campaign backs calls for A-Level grades to be disregarded. A statement said: “Offer holders have found themselves losing their places at Oxford despite having been awarded the grades needed to attend Oxford by their teachers, or having already achieved them in mock examinations. These students have been judged on their socio-economic backgrounds over what they have shown they can achieve to their teachers and their schools.” TheCollege said: “Many members of our college community and beyond haveexpressed their concern for the potential impact of yesterday’s A Level resultson this year’s incoming students. At Worcester we madeoffers in 2020 to our most diverse cohort ever, and in responseto the uncertainties surrounding this year’s assessment, we haveconfirmed the places of all our UK offer-holders, irrespective of their A-level results.” Almost 40% of teacher assessments were downgraded due to a standardisation process based on schools’ previous exam performances. Analysis has shown that students from disadvantaged were hit hardest by the downgrades. A University spokesperson said: “Weintend to take every student who meets their offer grades as well as thosewhere we consider there are mitigating circumstances for them missing theirgrade. As we do every year when grades are remarked, some students may beoffered a deferred place.  TheUniversity announced yesterday that unsuccessful offer-holders who appeal theirgrades will not start in 2020. They will have to wait a year beforebeginning their course. Ofqual, the examination regulator,defended its policy, saying: “Without standardisation there was the potentialfor students to be unfairly advantaged or disadvantaged, depending on theschool or college they attended and the approach they took.”center_img The College tweeted: “Following detailed work on a case bycase basis, we’re pleased to have accepted the majority of those who didn’tmeet their offers. Consequently, we’re admitting our largest ever cohort with81% of UK students from state schools.” Hertford College has accepted a record number of offer-holders, with 81% of UK students having attended state schools. This is up from their three-year average of 70%. Over 2,500 people have also signed a petition calling for Oxford to reverse the decision to “take places away from state school ‘near misses’”. “In this extraordinary year, the simplest way forward would be to provide places for all offer holders, as Worcester College has already been able to do. We urge all colleges to consider doing the same.” Worcester College has confirmed that it will accept alloffer-holders regardless of A-level results. It says: “As graduates of Oxford, we write to plead with admissions tutors acrossthe university to show kindness and generosity to the many pupils whosepredicted A Level results were unexpectedly and unfairly ‘downgraded’ by analgorithm.” The letter, signed by nearly 3000 Oxford graduates and students by the evening following A-Level results day, continues: “We are particularly concerned by the disproportionate impact this has had on students from poorer backgrounds. Across the country, 40% of pupils saw their grades lowered by a system which takes into account their school and region in determining the mark they ‘should’ have earned (had they sat an exam). This approach simply reproduces and amplifies the inequalities already baked into our system.” “A key motivation for the designof the approach to standardisation that we took was to remove this potentialinequality and, as far as possible, ensure that a grade represents the samestandard, irrespective of the school or college they attended.” “The University already has detailed plans for students’ arrival to ensure they have a safe and successful year ahead, regardless of their background, personal circumstances, or how they have been directly affected by the pandemic. In all circumstances, the University’s first priority is the health and welfare of our students and staff. last_img read more

first_imgDJ Logic, the beloved purveyor of turntable jams, has just been announced as part of the LOCKN’ Festival lineup. The famed DJ has a long history in the jam family, especially with Peter Shapiro enterprises like The Wetlands, Brooklyn Bowl and more.The name of the game will be “Jazz & Woods,” as DJ Logic is set to perform two-jazz inspired sets on Friday and Saturday night at the festival. With all of the ace musicians around, the chance for a sit-in is likely. Whatever DJ Logic does with his set, there’s no doubt that it will be one late night dance party you won’t want to miss.Tickets and more LOCKN’ information can be found here`.last_img

first_img Loading… “It’s difficult as a footballer to keep track of your monies because you just want to play. You put people you trust in charge and some times, they end up being the wrong ones”, he quipped. read also:Ugbade, Udeze pick Chukwueze ahead of Osimhen for CAF Young Player Award However, The AFCON bronze medalist has suggested that footballers create ample time and be more money conscious by getting financial advice from the appropriate bodies so as not to be left helpless after retirement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has pleaded with Footballers to be financially responsible. The former AEK Athens stalwart while speaking to brila.net, stated that most footballers are left with nothing after retirement because they aren’t financially aware and responsible.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more

first_imgBEAUMONT, TEXAS – It will be a Louisiana battle in Beaumont, Texas, on Sunday when the No. 3-seeded Northwestern State Lady Demons battle the top-seeded No. 1 McNeese Cowgirls at the Beaumont Tennis Municipal Center. The two will meet in the tournament final Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. No 1 McNeese 4, No. 4 Sam Houston State 2 (Box Score)In a grueling match, McNeese was able to dig up just enough on the singles side to send the Cowgirls to the tournament championship for the first time since 2004. In doubles play, the Cowgirls were able to breeze past Sam Houston, winning at lines three and one in 30 minutes. Charoline Erlandsson and Phonexay Chitdara earned the 6-2 win at the bottom line for the Cowgirls with Sarah Jurakova and Hannah Brett winning at the top flight to give McNeese the 1-0 lead into singles. The singles matches was a different story as the Bearkats put the pressure on the top-seeded team quick. Sam Houston won five of the first six singles sets, but McNeese pushed back, sending four matches to three sets. The Cowgirls went up 3-0 as Marija Mastilovic won at line four 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, and line five with Charoline Erlandsson earning a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 match. Sam Houston brought the match within a point as Sahaja Yamalapalli won 7-5, 7-6 at the No. 2 line, and Mila Milanovic was able to hold Chitdara off from coming back down 5-1 in the third set, taking the match 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. The Bearkats’ Khee Yen Wee, pushing through a cramp that forced a medical timeout late in the third set, fell 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 3 line against Brett. The Cowgirls squeezed out a 4-2 win over No. 4 Sam Houston State while the Lady Demons battled to the very last set to score a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending champion, No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. No. 3 Northwestern State 4, No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3 (Box Score)Northwestern State is returning to the Southland Conference championship after a one-year absence, making its fifth appearance in six years. It was all down to Southland Player of the Year Polina Mutel at the No. 1 line against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Hortense Boscher in the third set with the team match tied at 3-3. Mutel had taken the first set 6-3 but fell 4-6 in the second. They were the only ones who needed all three set. Mutel never let Boscher get within a point in the third, taking the set 6-3. The Lady Demons garnered the doubles point after winning at lines two and three. Corpus Christi collected three-straight singles points with Caroline Bulatovic, Luna Dormet and Louise Trigona tallying wins at lines six, three and four, respectively. Polina Ivanova defeated Jelena Dzinic at the No. 2 flight 6-4, 7-6 to bring the match within one before Judit Castillo put away her match at No. 5 in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.last_img read more

first_imgThe 1933 book ‘The Mighty Kick: Romance, History and Humor of Football’already pointed out that Wanderers “They were the first Englishmen to play in most major European cities, although their exceptional task was to visit small towns, where their name was barely known.” A milestone coming from the country where football was invented. They were so superior to most of their rivals that, in their beginnings, they established the norm of stopping if they scored nine goals; in case someone marked the tenth, he paid “drinks and evening entertainment.” And yet, they lost against him Spanish. And for a 5-0 that this Thursday would be worth the parakeets to work the miracle of accessing the round of 16 of the Europa League. A hopeful precedent of not being because those Wanderers were not of Wolverhamptonbut of Middlesex, just 200 kilometers away. Disciple of ‘Staples’, as Gibert was famous, Ricardo Zamora It was precisely one of the highlights in that double confrontation between the parrots and the Wanderers that was lived on May 23 and 24, 1925 in Sarrià. Espanyol was coming from a horrific year at the game level, but in the first of the commitments he was already imposed by a lonely 1-0, who scored three minutes from the end Martí Ventolrà, in one of his initial appearances with the parakeet club, and taking advantage of a goalkeeper’s rejection Roberts. At five in the afternoon of the next day, and with popular prices of one and two pesetas, exactly the same alignments met again. But this time the Espanyol had taken the registration to the Wanderers, until turning the equality of the first day into an absolute overflow. And in a blunt 5-0 that opened Ventolrà again, to the center of Crescent Olariaga, who gained weight with a hat-trick (one of them, on penalty) José Luis Zabala and that culminated Theodore Mauri, in a collective play with Pere Colls and the aforementioned Olariaga. A 5-0 from another era against a wandering team, the other Wanderers. Proof of this is what happened on April 17, 1914. 11 years before measuring with Espanyol, the Wanderers visited the Barcelona, in a series of four friendlies in 14 days. In the third of them, the whole team was short of troops because three of their players, who were students, did not receive permission from their teachers. So the Barça with three Espanyol players: Santiago Massana, Emili Sampere Y Pere Gibert. The latter was tried to sign after the game, but he replied like this: “No. in Espanyol I started and in Espanyol I will finish”. center_img Founded in 1905 in a town that was located northwest of London and that decades later it was already absorbed by the big city, it was an exhibition team, of an ‘amateur’ character in a time, not in vain, where professionalism was not abundant but the trade, experience and sport simply for love . last_img read more