Life insurance company raises £1 million in one year for Macmillan

first_imgThe employees beat their target of £1 million and raised a final total of £1.273 million. Life insurance company raises £1 million in one year for Macmillan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Life and pensions provider Clerical Medical (part of HBOS plc) has helped to raise more than £1 million in just 12 months for Macmillan Cancer Relief. During 2003 employees were involved in a wide range of fundraising activities, including taking part in the Bristol half marathon and the HBOS It’s A Knock Out competition, as well as holding regular dress down days.All the money raised by Clerical Medical for Macmillan was matched funded by the HBOS Foundation, £1 for £1, with the final contribution exceeding twenty thousand pounds. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 January 2004 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Eventslast_img read more

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NCGA Announces National Corn Yield Contest Winners for 2013

first_imgThe all-time high yield record of 454 bushels per acre was set by David Hula of Charles City, Va. The five national entrants recording yields of more than 400 bushels per acre are: David Hula of Charles City, Va.; Johnny Hula of Charles City, Va.; Double ‘SA’ Farms Inc. of Hart, Texas; Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Ga.; and Dowdy Farms/Curtis Davis/Renato Lamas of Valdosta, Ga.For a complete list of winners, please visit NCGA website www.ncga.com. NCGA Announces National Corn Yield Contest Winners for 2013 Previous articleUSDA Farm Service Agency Urges Farmers to Vote in County Committee ElectionsNext articleSanta Finds it hard to be jolly in a Modern World: 2013 Update Gary Truitt The National Corn Yield Contest is in its 49th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members, setting a new participation record this year with 8,827 entries. This surpasses the previous record of 8,431 entries, set in 2011, and far outstrips the 8,263 entries received in 2012. “While this contest provides individual growers a chance for good-natured competition with their peers, it also advances farming as a whole,” said Don Glenn, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team. “The techniques and practices contest winners develop provide the basis for widely used advances that help farmers across the country excel in a variety of situations, including drought.  This contest highlights how innovation, from both growers and technology providers, allows us to meet the growing demand for food, feed, fuel and fiber.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 20, 2013 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Announces National Corn Yield Contest Winners for 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitter The 18 winners in six production categories had verified yields averaging more than 354.6 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 160.4 bushels per acre in 2013. While there is no overall contest winner, yields from first, second and third place farmers overall production categories topped out at 454.9837.last_img read more

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A journalist and writer, victim of a violent assault, suspends his writing activities

first_img News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders strongly denounces the violent acts, that can be considered barbaric, endured by Germán Uribe, a Colombian journalist and writer. The incident occurred on February 28, 2013 at his home in Subachoque in the region of Cundinamarca. He has since suspended his writing activity but hopes to work again once he recovers from his injuries. The organization calls on the authorities to shed light on the attack, fight against impunity and guarantee the freedom of information.Germán Uribe was born in 1943 in Colombia. He was influenced by the writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, and studied philosophy and literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. He wrote a dozen books and has published articles in several newspapers and magazines in Colombia, France, Mexico, and Cuba. He was ambassador (E) (in the absence of the post holder) in Germany, and also British Consul in Berlin from 1974 to 1977. Until this attack, Germán Uribe was working for the magazine Semana and the information website Rebelión.Reporters Without Borders: As a journalist, what topics to you primarily cover?Germán Uribe: In my columns in Semana and Rebelión, I often strongly criticized former President Uribe, his entourage, the dangerous right wing, as well as those who are opposed to peace talks with the guerrilla.What has exactly happened February 28, 2013?While I was alone at my home in Subachoque, I was detained for about a half hour. A man who has his face covered, pointed a gun at me. I suffered a head injury when he hit me with a revolver and I bleed profusely. He locked me up in my bedroom and tied my hands and feet. He blindfolded me and put a scarf in my mouth to gag me. The Subachoque Police discovered afterwards that the scarf had the inscriptions “Columbian Army – Batallon Contreguérilla.” He violently struck me – punched and kicked me – insulted me, and threatened to kill me, but he didn’t ask for anything. To save my life, I told him that he could take all the money I had in my safe. He went to look for the money. Luckily, I heard through an internal speaker that the property manager was coming to my house which scared my attacked. He placed the gun against my head and said he was going to kill me before leaving. While I was lying on my bed in a pool of blood with my hands and feet tied, I decided to scream as loud as possible to call for my employee which made my aggressor flee. At that moment, I think I heard a vehicle leave quickly. Even though I have not seen anyone else, I heard the man speak in a confused manner to someone else, probably an accomplice who was guarding the door. So I assume there were several people involved in the attack, and they had a car ready to go. Afterwards, managers of neighboring buildings who became aware of what had happened to me, called the police who arrived quickly on the scene.Do you know who is behind the attack?I have no idea and I do not know the reason of the attack. My aggressor didn’t come to steal. He did take money but only after I told him so that he would let me live. It is surprising that they left behind the military scarf they used to gag me. I don’t think the army would make such a blunder. The scarf could be a message from a fanatical and uncontrollable army faction to stop my critical writings in Semana and Rebelión. Or the scarf could also be a strategy of distraction from a paramilitary group or some organized criminal gang with a completely different goal.Is there a link between the investigations you have worked on and your aggression?I can neither confirm nor rule out this possibility. I guess it will never be elucidated. This is also because of this impunity that all sort of crimes are being committed every day in Colombia. It is certain that this man came to teach me a lesson and send a clear warning.Have you complained to an investigation launched by the authorities?As I do not know who is behind the attack, I cannot report anyone. I did file a complaint with the Police Commander of Subachoque – who came to rescue me after the attack and is now leading the investigation at the local level. Aside from this complaint, as my wife is the Secretary General of Ecopetrol, the security department of her company has conducted its own investigation and collected evidence with the police, SIJIN (Criminal Investigation section) and other regional authorities. I didn’t think I’d file a complaint with other authorities because of the slow speed of the justice system in Colombia and its Kafkaesque tendency. But in the end, I did file a complaint with the General Prosecutor of the Nation.Did you ask for protection from the authorities?There are so many people in my country, including presidential candidates, who have been murdered with the collusion of their “escort” while under the protection of the State. I choose to stay alive and that is why I don’t want shelter or protection from the National Protection Unit or any authority whatsoever.Did you stay in Subachoque after the attack?No. My main concern is to protect my life so I had to leave my house and I can’t imagine ever going back there. Today, I try to be invisible, just like millions of other displaced Colombians. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Receive email alerts Newscenter_img May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia to go further Help by sharing this information March 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist and writer, victim of a violent assault, suspends his writing activities RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas RSF_en October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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9/11 Memorial architect designing a shrine to 2015 Charleston church shooting victims

first_imgThe Mother Emanuel Nine Memorial/Handel Architects(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Plans for a new memorial honoring the nine victims of the 2015 church shooting tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, have been unveiled to the church community.Michael Arad, the architect who helped design the National September 11 Memorial in New York, will design the “Emanuel Nine Memorial” and unveiled the plans after a 200th anniversary ceremony for the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, where the attack took place, according to a news release.“The memorial honors the nine victims and five survivors of the June 17, 2015, tragedy, the largest racially-motivated mass murder in recent American history,” the release reads.Arad reflected on the church’s 200-year history and all that the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church stood for in this time span.The “Emanuel Nine tragedy marks another dark moment for the church, though faith helped to heal and bring light into the darkness,” he added.Plans for the Emanuel Nine Memorial, unveiled on Sunday, will include a courtyard with two benches “facing each other with high backs that arc up and around like sheltering wings,” according to the release.Additionally, there will be a survivors’ garden, six stone benches, and five trees, “symbolizing the five survivors — the sixth signifying that the church is also a survivor,” the release said. A marble fountain will be placed at the center of the memorial’s courtyard with the names of the victims carved on the edges.“The design reminds me of so many different things,” Charleston City Council and Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church member Dudley Gregorie said in the release on Sunday. “It reminds me sometimes of a ship for enslaved people who were going to freedom. Sometimes it reminds me of the wings of angels. Sometimes it reminds me just of the arms of God.”Mother Emanuel’s pastor, Rev. Eric S.C. Manning said the memorial is a “spirit of resiliency” and “celebrate[s] the grace in forgiveness.”Additionally, he hopes the memorial will allow the world “to rise above racism and overcome hate with love.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Opinion

first_imgOpinionOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Stephen Levinson, head of the employment and pensions department of City lawfirm Paisner & Co, gives his view of some topical issuesBrawling judges On the whole, judges are peaceable folk. When they disagree with each other,they don’t usually come to blows. But such an occasion arose recently. As you may recall in Haddon v Van den Foods, Mr Justice Morrison attackedthe “band of reasonable responses” test in unfair dismissal cases.This is the test that enables tribunals to take into account that in a givenset of circumstances one employer may dismiss where another equally reasonableemployer may not. The learned judge decided this was a dangerous test which led to mattersbeing judged by extreme cases at either end of the range of responses. He urgedtribunals to ignore the band and apply the strict wording of the statute. The president of the Appeal Tribunal in Scotland joined the argument andsaid he too agreed with Mr Justice Morrison. Then the president of employmenttribunals got in on the act, reminding all tribunal chairmen of the Haddondecision. All this looks rather gloomy for employers as it increases the chances ofdismissals being found to be unfair. The situation arose after the appointment of a new president of theEmployment Appeal Tribunal in England and Wales. In Midland Bank v Madden, MrJustice Lindsay drew the attention of the other three judicial gents tosomething they appeared to have conveniently ignored, which was the doctrine ofprecedent: if a higher court says something is so, it is not for the lowercourts to ignore it. Mr Justice Lindsay came to the conclusion that so many decisions of theCourt of Appeal had endorsed and approved the band of reasonable responses testthat it is no business of any EAT chairman to encourage others to ignore it. Not only did Mr Justice Lindsay consider Haddon wrong to encourage tribunalsto ignore the test, but he himself referred to it as “determinative”.The battle is clearly not over but many will find it encouraging that atleast one judge has had the courage to put legal rectitude above politicalcorrectness. Seymour-Smith The long-running saga of this 10-year litigation has at last come to an end.As many will be aware, the old two-year qualification period to bring a claimfor unfair dismissal was upheld by the House of Lords as being unlawful on thegrounds of sex discrimination. Their lordships disagreed about whether the percentage differential betweenthe impact on men as opposed to women was “considerably smaller”. Allthe judges agreed that the gap, which was in the region of 8 to 9 per cent, wasa figure in the borderline territory. Although a majority of the judges heldthat the figure was too high, they said the rule was objectively justified bythe Government’s wish to encourage recruitment by employers. Many may be surprised by the latitude given to governments, but no doubtadministrators would be encouraged by the statement by one of the judges that”governments must be allowed to govern”. Two other points should be noted about this case. The first is that theeffect of a rule on men and women may be treated as discriminatory if it ispersistent and relatively constant over a long period. One should not judgesituations purely on a percentage differential at any particular point in time.Second, what should one do about all of those cases which are now”parked” in employment tribunals. The answer is that you do not needto do anything. Employment tribunals are now writing to applicants indicatingthe outcome of the Seymour Smith cases and seeking reasons why the pending caseshould not be struck out. Obviously some cases are composed of more than one element but those whichare wholly dependent on the outcome of Seymour Smith will, in due course, bestruck out. Justifying disability discrimination The same judge we praised above has also given guidance on the appropriatestand by which disability discrimination cases should be judged. In Heinz v Kenrick, he held that an employer does not need to know anindividual has a disability to be said to have acted for a reason that relatesto the disability. What the judge takes with one hand he gives with the other, because he wenton to say that while lack of knowledge does not mean an employer did not actfor a disability-related reason, it can be very important to determine if theemployer has a defence for what he has done and that the threshold forestablishing the defence of justification – that is, “If, but only if, thereason for it is both material to the circumstances of the particular case andsubstantial” is “very low”. This judge is clearly a stickler for the rules. His comment on his view ofthe law was “the remedy for the lowness of the threshold, if any isrequired, lies in the hands of the legislation, not of the court”. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Take a wider view of issues

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HR should stop worrying about recruitment and retention and start concentrating on developing the employees its company already has.That is the finding of the annual Employment Trends Survey by the CBI and HR consultancy William M Mercer.Mark Edelsten, European partner at William M Mercer, said HR is focusing too narrowly on attracting and retaining talent when what business is really worried about is skills.The survey of CBI members, which covers 829 companies and 2 million employees, found that by far the biggest concern was the skills of managers and the workforce. This was cited by 60 per cent of respondents as the main factor affecting their present and future competitiveness. “HR people are buried in the operational stuff about getting people in through the door,” said Edelsten. “What the survey is saying is that they need to be worrying about something bigger. That is developing people and structures. It is what we do with people once they are through the door that is the real issue.”HR should be concentrating on developing staff, improving communication in the organisation and creating structures to support good decision making, he said.Companies were asked to rate the influence of 12 factors on their present and future competitiveness. High levels of management skills came out as the top influence on future competitiveness, cited by 60 per cent of respondents. This was closely followed by high level of workforce skills at 55 per cent. Copies of the Employment Trends Survey are available from the CBI priced £20 to members and £50 to non-members. Call 020-7395 8071.www.cbi.org.uk www.wmmercer.com Take a wider view of issuesOn 30 May 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Employers’ complaints lead to data protection code changes

first_imgWhat form do the experts think the much criticised data protection codesshould take?  Paul Nelson asks them togive us their viewsLast week Personnel Today revealed that new Information Commissioner RichardThomas is to radically overhaul the design of all four of the data protectioncodes of practice. Thomas has taken on board criticism from employers that the codes, supposedto help employers manage staff information without breaching the 1998 DataProtection Act, are too long and too complex. The commissioner, who took over from Elizabeth France in December, willstart by revamping the draft monitoring code – scheduled to have been publishedmonths ago. This code, now due for release this spring, is vital for employers becauseit includes guidance on staff rights to privacy when using the e-mail and theinternet. He will then switch his attention to the medical records code beforerevisiting the recruitment and selection code and records management code,published last year. We have asked employers, employment law experts and the TUC, to outline howthey want the revised codes to look. Susannah Haan, legal adviser at the CBI, called on the InformationCommission to significantly reduce the size and length of the code. She would like to see the individual codes reduced to no more than a handfulof pages each, which clearly separate the legal requirements and best practice.She recommended the Company Law Review – a document of four pages – as atemplate for the revised Data Protection codes. Haan said the ‘benchmark’ section in the current codes – which includes bothlegal requirements and best practice advice – must be scrapped because it isconfusing for employers. “The current codes go into too much detail. The big issue is theseparation of legal status and best practice – the codes must have cleardefinitions. “This will make it easy to understand and clarify the legalstanding,” Haan said. “The codes should state what employers need to know, how it should bedone and when.” Haan added that the language used in the existing codes also needs a review.She feels it is too long-winded and complicated by legal jargon. “The language must be simpler to understand – it is currently aimed atlawyers. They have to sit down and interpret the codes’ meaning,” shesaid. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s lead adviser onpublic policy, Diane Sinclair, said the revised data protection codesshould provide a simple checklist of minimum legal standards that employersneed to comply with. Sinclair supported the move to overhaul presentation of the codes, despiteits delaying their final publication further. “A significantly redrafted code will be of much more value to HRpractitioners. It is currently too long and complicated,” she said. “It should offer a checklist of minimum legal standards that companiesmust work to.” Sinclair would like the benchmark sections – which include best practice andlegal requirements – scrapped and replaced with clear separate sections soemployers can understand the code. Paul Pagliari, HR director, Scottish Water. Pagliari urged thecommission to produce a code that is much shorter and simpler than the existingversion. He said there are far too many ambiguities in the design of the currentcodes and would like it changed to a shorter, bullet-point format with clearheadings. Pagliari argued that the codes should include five clear sections; basicdata protection principles, employer responsibilities, staff’s course of appealand a practical question and answer paragraph. “It does need updating. The code must be simple and clear, that waycompanies will follow it. If employers are unable to do something then we mustbe told so,” he said. “It must be accessible, not a tome that is pulled out at the end of theday.” Paula Rome, HR, training and development solicitor at law firm Eversheds.Rome backed the commissioner’s decision to overhaul the design of the dataprotection codes. She agreed the current codes are too complex and difficult for employers tounderstand. “The new codes must highlight the minimum legal guidance. That wayemployers will be able to tick the boxes and say they have complied with thelaw,” said Rome. She is concerned though, that the extra delay due to the revamp will placeorganisations in “limbo”, with little guidance on how to comply withthe 1998 Data Protection Act which came into force in October 2001. The TUC’s employment rights officer Hannah Reed defended the existingdesign of the data protection codes. She argued that data protection is a complex piece of legislation and tofully understand and comply, employers need prescriptive guidance. “We disagree that the code should be shorter; it is complex legislationand the existing code offers clear guidelines,” said Reed. “It is very helpful in its current state.” Reed supported the benchmark sections of the codes, which incorporate boththe legal requirements as well as best practice. She said it is hard to differentiate between the two. “The Information Commission’s office is required to advise employers onbest practice and law, and they should both be in the code,” she said. “In many situations involving data protection, it is very difficult tosqueeze out the difference between the two – best practice means that employersare complying with the act,” she said. Reed claimed employers are dragging out the consultation process to delaythe implementation of the codes. www.dataprotection.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. Employers’ complaints lead to data protection code changesOn 18 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/29/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 9 Oakland 4Minnesota 1 Houston 0Chi White Sox 5 Baltimore 3Tampa Bay 8 Kansas City 5NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 6 Washington 3Cincinnati 5 NY Mets 4Atlanta 3 San Diego 1Milwaukee 5 Colorado 1San Francisco 3 LA Dodgers 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSPhiladelphia 94 Toronto 89Denver 121 Portland 113NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSt. Louis 4 Dallas 3Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img April 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/29/19last_img

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Peruvian submarine joins DESI program

first_img View post tag: BAP Angamos View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: USS Annapolis navaltoday Peruvian Submarine BAP Angamos (SS-31) arrived at Naval Base San Diego in October to take part in the Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) program.Angamos is joined by the staff of Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (CSS-11) and the crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 757) as part of a program aimed at sharpening their respective warfighting tools.During the two-month bi-lateral training, The German-built Type 209 submarine will participate in a multitude of different exercises, to include surface, air, and sub-surface anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises, a carrier strike group composite unit training exercise and a maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft exercise.Sailors aboard Angamos will also engage in training ashore at Naval Base Point Loma. The Submarine Learning Center Detachment San Diego will host the Peruvian Sailors for classroom and practical training. This includes fighting simulated fires at the firefighting trainer and learning skills to combat flooding in the damage control team trainer.“Each year, Submarine Squadron 11 looks forward to DESI and we are thrilled this year to be working with our Peruvian counterpart,” said Capt. Patrick Friedman, CSS-11. “By having an SSK operate and train with us, it gives us the opportunity to practice on a platform that has a similar signature to our adversaries. Not to mention, there is a great deal of diplomatic good will that is fostered through these engagements.”DESI, established in 2001 by US Fleet Forces Command, is an international program led by Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, which works to enhance the Navy’s capability to operate with diesel-electric submarines by collaborating with South American navies. Back to overview,Home naval-today Peruvian, US Navy submarines taking part in Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative View post tag: DESI Share this article November 6, 2019, by Peruvian, US Navy submarines taking part in Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiativelast_img read more

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Tabs left to rue missed penalty

first_imgOxford triumph in dull Varsity clash after keeper Nick Baker keeps out a penalty before Luther Sullivan secures the spoils for the visitorsCambridge 0Oxford 1In 1988, the 53 year old tradition of staging Varsity football at Wembley came to an end. As the annual contest between Dark and Light Blue continued to descend in a spiral of declining prestige it was felt the falling attendances were not large enough to justify a day trip to the home of English football. Just 7,000 people turned up that year to witness Cambridge take victory; a sorry figure when compared to the heady days of the 1950s when 100,000 fans would pack the Wembley terraces to see the two teams clash beneath those famous towers.What then can be said of the 826 unhappy souls whose strained voices rippled round Cambridge United’s empty Abbey Stadium one cold night last Hilary Term? A pitiful figure for a fixture that has as much history as the FA Cup Final. A number that looks even more pathetic when compared to the 50,000 Varsity supporters who still make the yearly pilgrimage to Twickenham every December. Perhaps the Oxford student looks to find greater gratification at the end-of-term bop or in the classic ‘entertainment’ offered by a night of Comic Relief, rather than ninety minutes in the cold and a decidedly dodgy hotdog.The Oxford players, at least, were willing to treat the contest with all the commitment and energy that history demands. Their victory, over a Cambridge side classed as favourites beforehand, was rarely pretty, but Oxford’s grit and determination meant it was never anything less than deserved. Those who feared the poor turnout may impact on the players could not have been more wrong.For sixty minutes, however, those who decided to stay in Oxford would have been thankful as the erratic performances of both sides betrayed their nerves on the big stage. Oxford started tensely, too often looking for the killer pass and relinquishing possession too easily. Had it not been for the heroics of keeper Nick Baker, they would have found themselves out of the contest before the half hour mark.His first contribution was a penalty stop from Cambridge’s Alex Mugan. From a short corner Mugan was felled clumsily in the area. He picked himself up only to see Baker at full-stretch to prevent a certain Cambridge goal and deny him a place in the history books. He continued to prove his worth to the Blues with another superb save moments later. With the ball crashing around the six-yard box Baker leapt at the feet of Chris Turnbull and halted the Light Blue defender in his tracks before it was finally scrambled clear.Baker’s heroics did not exactly light the Dark Blue touch paper, but they did seem to rouse Oxford from their first half slumber and for the rest of the game they looked the more assured side. They kept the ball better in midfield and the two wingers started to get more joy down the flanks. The Cambridge right back, in particular, looked positively terrified of the trickery and pace of Ricky Tavares.It was his counterpart on the right flank, however, who would have the most impact on the second half. Without the antics of Baker, Luther Sullivan would surely have taken the Man of the Match award and it was his goal on the hour mark that sent Oxford into raptures. A long ball from Jack Hazzard was brilliantly controlled by the winger and, with raw and frightening pace, he forced his way into the area before coming back onto his left foot and delicately curling the ball into the top corner.It was a brilliantly simple goal that had been on the cards for a while. Indeed, the unusually subdued Jamie Forrest should have given Oxford the lead ten minutes earlier, but, in an almost identical position, his shot dribbled wide.Oxford had further chances to settle the game through Nat Armstrong and, most notably, James Perkins, whose shot from the edge of the box was well saved by Duncan Heath in the Cambridge goal. As it was, though, Sullivan’s solitary goal was enough as Oxford, despite late anxiety, hung on for victory. It was far from a spectacular triumph but it is not as if the Dark Blues will care. Their name goes into the annals of history and, after all, no-one was there to see it.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more

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