Naked rugby boys cuffed on Cornmarket

first_imgA St Anne’s student was arrested on Monday after running naked down Cornmarket as part of a rugby ‘handover’ ritual.Josh Stone, newly appointed social secretary for St Anne’s and St John’s RFC, had attended a rugby social at Jericho restaurant Jamal’s during which the old committee handed over to their successors. The group left the restaurant at around 9.45pm and a few hours later members of the rugby team were partaking in the traditional naked run down Oxford’s main shopping street. From a series of Facebook messages,  it appears that more than one member attending the social decided to engage in the Cornmarket streak, and two were issued with an £80 fine after being arrested in the nude and held in police custody.In a post on one friend’s wall, Matt Evans-Young, the new Captain of the rugby team, suggests that he was levied with a penalty of £80, writing, “Omg! cant believe its gona cost us 80 quid. i feel as if the fuzz are gona walk round the corner and arrest me at any moment!” Despite refusing to comment on the matter to Cherwell, Stone and Evans-Young have not shied away from dissecting their arrest in a series of Facebook wall-posts. On a friend’s wall, Josh Stone wrote: “Absolutly classic night- would love to see a photo of me butt-naked being chased by the policeman. At the end of it the policeman actually had a bit of banter considering my official offence : ‘You were walking naked down Cornmarket Street’ – as if i was casually strolling down enjoying the fresh air. Haha.”In a different wall post Stone wrote: “Have to say was put in a very difficult position being cuffed completely naked, there’s not really a lot you can do- feel sorry for the person who managed to get my underwear on.”And Matt Evans-Young wrote: “it was everything id hoped it would be. the other jail birds were eager but gentle. josh had a lot of fun with them it seemed. cant believe we got arrested though. absolute joke. will definately be a story to scare next years freshers with.”Cherwell News Teamlast_img read more

Sandwich show

first_imgThe Great Yorkshire Sandwich, Snack and Mobile Show will take place on 21 and 22 May at Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley. Aimed specifically at the ’grab and go’ sector, the show has over 40 stands.Exhibitors include savoury suppliers, sandwich filling producers, business insurance specialists, catering equipment and delivery vehicle manufacturers, coffee suppliers and chilled drinks suppliers.Organisers CooperWhite said the show offers bakers a chance to check out new lines for the summer season.last_img

Agriculture.

first_imgJan. 5: Family Debt: FarmCrisis Hits Home. The farm crisis is taking its toll on farm family finances.Feb. 9: ‘Great Chill’ aBlessing to Blueberry, Peach Growers. Donnie Morris doesn’t describe the frigidmidwinter weather the way many Georgians would. “It’s just wonderful,” he says.March 14: Tomato Disease HitsGeorgia Fields. A tomato disease that ravaged crops in the Caribbean and Florida hasarrived in Georgia. Growers here wish it had stayed south of the border.March 28: Fuel Prices RunningUp Farm Bills. If prices continue to rise, University of Georgia experts say farm fuelcosts could top $200 million this year.April 26: Prices Down as OnionHarvest Hits High Gear. Most Vidalia onion varieties are heading to the markets withpalate-pleasing quality, say University of Georgia experts.May 5: Georgia Farmers HaveBumper Crop of Berries. Cool, dry weather early in the season helped you-pickstrawberry growers develop a big crop. Warm, sunny days now bring out pickers.May 9: Green Industry GoingStrong in Midst of Drought. On the heels of a dry April planting season, there is onebright spot in the economic picture for agriculture: the “green industry.”June 19: Georgia MelonGrowers Face Gloomy Fourth. For Georgia farmers who have struggled to grow melons inthe midst of a hard, lingering drought, nature has added insult to injury.June 27: Crop Insurance ActGood for Georgia Farmers. Georgia farmers struggling through another drought can takeheart that a new law will help protect them against future crop failures.July 25: Georgia FarmersHaving to Abandon Crops. Many farmers have decided to give up on some of their cropsbecause of the drought. Now they must decide what to do next.Aug. 16: Coverdell AgScholarship Planned for UGA. Georgia agricultural leaders are starting a University ofGeorgia scholarship honoring the late Sen. Paul Coverdell.Aug. 23: UGA Focuses onEmerging Crops, Technologies. A new effort to help the state’s farmers began this weekwith the UGA’s Emerging Crop and Technologies Initiative.Sept. 21: Georgia Vineyards:Fine Wine in ‘Shine Mountains. People have always come to Dahlonega looking for abrighter future. In 1828, it was the gold rush. Today, it’s more of a grape gush.Sept. 25: UGA Research:Cotton Farmers Losing Money. Georgia farmers who delay picking their cotton could losemoney by sacrificing the crop’s quality, say UGA cotton experts.Sept. 27: UGA Opens PoultryResearch Center Phase 2. A $5 million expansion of the UGA Poultry Research Center hasgreat potential to help the state’s $2.7 billion poultry industry.Oct. 3: UGA, CubanScientists Trade Agricultural Knowledge. It’s a straight shot south from Atlanta toHavana. And UGA scientists are ready to open doors to better relations.Oct. 17: Peanut Crop FaresWell, Cotton Struggles. Georgia’s peanut crop will be better than expected, but statecotton yields and quality struggle through another discouraging year.Oct. 23: UGA DelegationMakes Historic Trip to North Korea. University of Georgia scientists this week becamethe first academic delegation to visit North Korea since the Korean War.Oct. 23: UGA Ag Hall of FameInducts Three. Earl Cheek of Perry, Tommy Irvin of Mt. Airy and Josiah Phelps of FortValley have been inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.Oct. 25: Peanut Prices Lowon Farm, Steady in Store. Farmers are getting low paychecks when they take some oftheir peanuts to the market. However, shoppers will see no change in prices.Oct. 27: Congress Marks$2.57 Million for Research. Congress has allotted more than $2.5 million for researchprojects at the University of Georgia.Nov. 8: Gift of LandBecomes Key to Irrigation Research. At 80 years old, C.M. Stripling gave up 133 acresof his family land, strictly with an eye to the future.Nov. 8: Farmer, Cows LikeGeorgia ‘Dairy-Go-Round’. Dub it a dairy-go-round, or a cowasel. Whatever you call it,Tim Cabaniss likes what his carousel for cows does for his dairy.Nov. 15: Georgia Pecan CropSmall, but Prices Stable. Georgia pecan growers expect a smallish crop this year. Buta supply from last season should help meet demand for the holidays.Nov. 20: Peanut HarvestBetter than Expected. Considering drought has dominated the state for three straightyears, the crop this season has turned into a pleasant surprise.Nov. 29: Study: OilseedGrowers Can Raise Profits. A study released this week shows that Georgia farmers whogrow oilseeds can make their crops more valuable.Nov. 30: North KoreanScientists May Visit UGA. A University of Georgia agricultural delegation hopes tohost North Korean scientists this spring.Dec. 12: Sweet Crop GetsReady for Winter. Vidalia onion farmers are planting the last of their fields andchecking them twice.Dec. 20: 2001 Outlook Upbeatfor Georgia Farmers. Economists say better days could be ahead for the state’sagriculture. Agriculture Weather Environment Science Foodslast_img read more

Gourmet garden

first_imgBy George BoyhanUniversity of GeorgiaGourmet salad greens don’t have to cost a fortune. You can easily grow your own.Most salad greens are cool-weather crops. Depending on where yougarden in Georgia, you can start sowing salad green seeds inAugust and continue every week through late October.Seeds of salad greens are sold as mixes or separately. The mixesmay contain any combination of lettuces and greens. Some aretangy. Others are mild or bitter. Combine them with a zestydressing, and the salad is no longer something that’s just goodfor you.Arugula has a toasty, pungentflavor and is a favorite for mixes. It’s rich in beta caroteneand higher in vitamin C than almost any other salad green.Endive is in the same family aslettuce. With smooth, pale, long heads, it has more flavor thanmany lettuces. Curly endive, sometimes called chicory, has curlyedged, green leaves.Escarole has broad, wavy greenleaves with a pleasant, slightly bitter flavor.Radicchio, or red chicory, addscolor and mildly bitter flavor to salads.Mache, also called corn salad, has velvety leaves and a mild taste.Watercress has pungent sprigs that look like parsley. Cresses have a peppery flavor, while mustards “bite” your tongue.How to grow themPlant salad green seeds a quarter-inch deep in rows 18 to 24inches apart. You can space them as close as 6 to 12 inches ifyou plan to harvest young, immature leaves.To keep those fresh salads coming, plant about 5 feet per weekthrough the fall.Salad greens can be grown in semishade but do best with at least3 to 4 hours of sun. Fertilize your greens moderately with oneside-dressing. The growing season for lettuce varies with thecultivar. Most will be ready to harvest within 40 to 60 days.Head lettuce will take longer to form a head.Harvest the greens with scissors when they’re young. Cut theyoung leaves a half-inch to an inch above the soil and the leavesmay regrow for a second harvest. Or cut them at ground level fora single harvest.Seed sourcesHere are some seed companies that offer gourmet salad-green seeds for home gardeners: Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 955 Benton Avenue, Winslow, Me.04901 (207) 861-3900 (www.johnnyseeds.com)Nichols Garden Nursery, 1190 Old Salem Road NE, Albany, OR97321-4580 (www.nicholsgardennursery.com/)Territorial Seed Company, P.O. Box 158, Cottage Grove, OR97424-0061 (800) 626-0866 (www.territorial-seed.com/stores/1/index.cfm)The Cook’s Garden, P.O. Box C5030, Warminster, PA 18974(catalog $1) (800) 457-9703 (www.cooksgarden.com) (George Boyhan is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. Wayne McLaurin, professor emeritus ofhorticulture with UGA Extension, contributed to this article.)last_img read more

On Weed: Patrick Gower alerts Justice Minister to New Zealand’s strongest ever weed

first_imgNewsHub 21 September 2020Family First Comment: Yep – 81% THC!!! But we all know this. The Minister and the government pushing this referendum either don’t know OR don’t want us to know! VOTE NO – it’s the only safe vote.The potent weed tracked down by Patrick Gower for his latest cannabis documentary is the strongest ever tested in New Zealand, the Government’s research institute has confirmed.Newshub’s National Correspondent discovered the powerful cannabis product dubbed Diamonds while filming the third instalment of his On Weed series, which aired earlier on Monday night on Three.The product – a concentrated cannabis resin put through various processes to form a crystal – is taken as a dab. Manufactured by a Kiwi who goes by ‘the Dab Chemist’, it’s an incredibly potent 81 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).THC is one of 400 chemical compounds in weed, but it’s the most notorious because it’s the main psychoactive substance – it’s the bit that makes you feel high.On Monday afternoon, Crown research institute Environmental Science and Research (ESR) confirmed in a social media post that Diamonds is the most powerful cannabis product ever seen in New Zealand.ESR found the THC levels are nearly six times higher than the bush weed smoked by one chronic user interviewed by Gower, and still had more than four times the THC of the next-most powerful cannabis it tested, Ngāruawāhia KushAs it stands, Diamonds is far too potent even for a regulated market in New Zealand. It’s unlikely to ever be available for purchase lawfully here, even if Kiwis vote in favour of legalisation at next month’s referendum.This is because at 81 percent THC, it’s five times more potent than what’s allowed under the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill.When told of the THC levels, Justice Minister Andrew Little was taken aback.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/09/on-weed-patrick-gower-alerts-justice-minister-to-new-zealand-s-strongest-ever-weed.html?fbclid=IwAR14rLVCZJ3lAo6OzUWIakz8wFOH8WodGbybaDb–mLQHYkU9HX0IyrU4tIKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more