Oxford Union Second Election: Who’s nominated and what happens now?

first_imgOne candidate is not currently an Oxford student. Ex-students are usually excluded from running due to residency requirements, but this requirement was lifted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Manifestos have not yet been released, but will be sent out no later than 9pm on this Thursday. The candidates for the Second Election are as follows: Joseph Mochhoury, Law undergraduate, St Hughs Jeremy Bararia, Economics and Management undergraduate, Lady Margaret Hall The Poll will take place on Friday online from 9:30 – 20:30. RON will not be an option, and the candidate who wins the most votes will be President of the Union in Hilary 2021. Image credit to U.S. Department of State/ Wikimedia Commons. Elections for the President of the Oxford Union in Hilary 2021 will take place on Friday, after Re-open Nominations (RON) received more votes than HOPE slate candidate Jack Solomon last week. This followed allegations that Solomon, the Trinity 2020 Treasurer, called the Trinity Secretary a “terrorist” on multiple occasions. Hustings for the Second Election will take place on Thursday evening at 6pm, which members can attend if they email the Returning Officer ahead of time. center_img Amy Gregg, DPhil student, Exeter College Nominations for the Second Election closed this evening at 10:45pm, 72 hours after the announcement of the first election’s results. Only current or former members of Standing Committee were eligible to nominate. Members who registered to vote in the first round of elections do not need to register again. Members who did not can register to vote in this second Poll until noon on Wednesday. James Price, graduated student Oxford Union Election rules changed mid-May to allow elections to take place online. Allegations concerning the Second Election can be made until 24 hours after the Poll for the Second Election ends. last_img read more

Three ways Tacko Fall can help the Celtics this season

first_imgHis presence alone made spectators stand up and cheer every time he touched the ball. Celtics fans seem poised to continue being in awe of him, and that’s just what Boston needs right now.Boston lost key players in Kyrie Irving and Al Horford over the offseason. It lacked a sense of camaraderie last season due to bench and rising stars desiring larger roles.Terry Rozier is gone, Jayson Tatum has been thrown into the spotlight. Fall and the rest of the Celtics’ young core can give TD Garden optimism about the new look of the team and help create a more positive environment. Clippers, Steve Ballmer unveil plan for potential multi-billion dollar, privately funded arena The Celtics have signed 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall to a one-year deal, and plenty of people will be ready to tune in and watch one of this year’s most interesting prospects — should he make the final 15-man roster.Fall, a UCF product, was not selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, but he was impressive enough in the summer league to extend his basketball future. He thanked Boston for the opportunity to develop via Twitter after landing his deal Thursday. Excited to be part of the Celtics’ organization. It’s the beginning of seeing my dream come true. There is still lots of work to be done to secure a spot on the active roster by the time the season starts. Gonna stay humble but I’m hungry and determined!— Elhadji T Fall (@tackofall99) July 26, 2019While he’s gotten his foot into the door, Fall still has some questions to answer.Like, can he become a consistent contributor on a team with championship aspirations? Related Newscenter_img Kendrick Perkins blasts Steve Kerr for criticizing Anthony Davis’ trade to Lakers That’s not clear right now. But if he does grow into a regular rotation player, he has the some special skills the Celtics could use.Here are 3 ways Tacko Fall can help the Celtics:Rim ProtectionEvery NBA team needs rim protection, and Fall is built to do just that. The big man notched 2.6 blocks per game in his final season at UCF and averaged 2.4 per contest for his college career. He isn’t the quickest and he’s not a jumper, but his freakish 8-foot-2 wingspan smothers explosive athletes and proficient finishers around the basket.Tacko Fall blocks Zion, then goes down court and finishes off the jam. #MarchMadness(🎥: @marchmadness) pic.twitter.com/KRshVtUepy— TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 24, 2019But it’s more than that. Fall’s pure oddity could make him a big-time asset, as the second tallest player in the NBA is 7-3 Boban Marjanovic. Players simply don’t see anyone as massive as Fall, and the number of shots he alters will be just as valuable as the ones he blocks.EfficiencyIt’s unlikely that Fall will play heavy minutes for Boston in 2019-20, but he definitely could make the most of the opportunities he does get.Fall shot over 70% from the field in each of his four years at UCF. He barely averaged double-digits in scoring (10.1 ppg) but knows his game and structures his style to fit the system he’s in.He can slam the ball through without having to leave his feet, making the rim look like a toy. Easy buckets like that will always come as a relief to the Celtics, and Fall will attract considerable attention from players looking to stop the jaw-dropping feat. But he does it with such ease.TACKO FALL REBOUND PUTBACK DUNK 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rpG8C5Pz50— NBA Summer League (@NBASummerLeague) July 12, 2019What can stand in his way if he gets the ball in the restricted area?ExcitementFall, 23, easily became a fan favorite at summer league earlier this month while averaging just 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in five games. last_img read more

12 more deaths reported in Iowa due to COVID-19

first_img2 Franklin122162 107 Cerro Gordo266 Hancock Winnebago21 Wright23 11 Area Total01222132490304 Butler442 Kossuth11 DES MOINES — 12 more deaths have been reported in Iowa due to COVID-19.The Iowa Department of Public Health latest figures show there were three deaths in Polk County, two more each in Jasper and Linn counties, and single deaths reported in Black Hawk, Clayton, Marshall, Muscatine and Woodbury counties. Eight of the 12 were over the age of 80, while the other four victims were aged 61-80.293 more positive cases were reported in Iowa to bring the total to 10,404. Of those, 3803 people have recovered.Locally, two more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in today’s report — one adult aged 41-60 in Wright County, and an adult aged 61-80 in Franklin County. That brings the total number of cases identified in our listening area to 49: 14 in Cerro Gordo County; 10 in Butler; six in Franklin; five in Wright; three each in  Hancock, Mithcell and Winnebago; two each in Floyd and Kossuth; and a single case in Worth.Of those 49 cases, 30 have recovered, and four remain hospitalized. 2 Worthcenter_img 32 21 Confirmed CasesChildAdult (18-40)Middle (41-60)Older (61-80)Elderly (81+)TotalDeathsRecoveredHospitalized Floyd 321 1 2132 14121 11 51 12 Mitchelllast_img read more