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

FIANNA FAIL FURORE OVER CANDIDATE ‘VOTE’ WHICH MEANT NOTHING

first_imgCllr James Pat McDaid is out of the running before a vote has been castA NEW furore has erupted inside Donegal Fianna Fail after a decision which excludes all but Charlie McConalogue and Pat The Cope Gallagher running for the party at the general election next year.There was some anger within the party when county party chairman Brendan Byrne organised ballots – asking members to vote on whether they wanted two candidates or three at the election.But party headquarters had already told the party hierarchy here that it will only allow TWO names to seek seats in the five-seat constituency. The decision effectively excludes members like James Pat McDaid from getting on the ballot paper.A Fianna Fail spokesman confirmed the party has decided there will only be one candidate.“So what the f*** was (Brendan) Byrne doing asking people to vote on it at party meetings over the past couple of weeks?” asked one exasperated and senior Fianna Fail member in the north west of the county.“The decision had been taken – but no-one bothered to tell us – the members of this party.” Due to geographical spread of the Fianna Fail membership and his popularity Pat The Cope will “walk his way onto the ballot paper” according to senior sources in the party.Deputy McConalogue has similar support.That now leaves Letterkenny/Finn Valley and Fanad wide open to other parties and independents, according to those who want a third candidate in Cllr James Pat McDaid.There were reports yesterday that party leader Micheal Martin has agreed to meet disaffected party members in the Dail next week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday.This has led to a great deal of frustration among party members. The Tirconnaill Tribune also ran an extensive report on the internal party wranglings.The paper reported that one meeting in Ardara ended in a row after Byrne asked for a vote among members on who they believed should be on the ballot paper.Now it turns out those votes weren’t required – and won’t count – as party HQ has already decided the matter.FIANNA FAIL FURORE OVER CANDIDATE ‘VOTE’ WHICH MEANT NOTHING was last modified: September 18th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Charile McConaloguefianna failJames Pat McDaidPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

Foursquare Borrows $41M, Checks In As The Mayor Of Debt Town

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Foursquare#social media A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos brian proffittcenter_img Related Posts Foursquare has checked in as the mayor of Debt Town today after announcing $41 million in loans from new and current investors. Which really puts the pressure on the company to generate real revenue as it shifts its focus away from simple social check-ins and tries to recoup lost ground in the battle over local search.No investors plunked down cash for new Foursquare shares. Instead, new investor Silver Lake Waterman led the financing with what other reports are calling a multiyear loan, while existing Foursquare investors — Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures — offered loans that will convert to equity if Foursquare’s valuation rises.In other words, Foursquare just put itself into the hole in a high-risk gamble. The Silver Lake loan will most likely force the startup to make regular interest and principal payments lest it risk default — creating a steady cash drain that most startups try hard to avoid. We’ve reached out to Foursquare for more information on that investment, and I’ll update when and if I hear back.The convertible debt, meanwhile, represents a hedge of sorts for the company’s existing investors. They get to sidestep the question of Foursquare’s actual valuation — which obviously suggests it’s not doing that great — and, should things go south, may stand a better chance of recouping some of their investment than if they held nothing but equity.A Foursquare In FlatlandThis means Foursquare, which has increasingly found itself in trouble with the entry of Google+ and Facebook into local search, is under a lot more pressure to demonstrate that it can make money. Investors like Union Square’s Albert Wenger claim they see opportunities for Foursquare to take off, with the explosion of smartphones and abatement of couponing services like Groupon.Wenger highlights what Foursquare really wants you to do with its app: Don’t just check in, but identify retailers and businesses more actively so that your data in turn can drive better local searches. It’s a tough nut to crack, particularly since Android users are more easily tied to Google to do the same thing, and many smartphone users of any platform are apt to use Facebook.This may be the key problem for Foursquare: it’s too specialized. Users may be more likely to share information on Facebook, for example, because they’re already using it to socialize. I don’t use either service regularly, but if I did, I’d rather share a review with my more well-developed network of Facebook friends.Foursquare is going to have to turn itself around and get more money coming in the door. If it can’t do get positive cash flow through its services, it may have to resort to other methods, such as raise equity privately or publicly to pay off debt holders.There’s also the option my former colleague Jon Mitchell has put forth: Fourquare could sell itself to Apple. Or any bigger company, for that matter. Given Apple’s need for better local data, Mitchell’s argument makes a whole heck of a lot of sense.However it does it, Foursquare now has to make money fast to work off this new debt in a very competitive market. If it doesn’t get traction soon, Foursquare won’t be mayor of anything.Image courtesy of Juan Camilo Bernal/Shutterstock. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

What We Didn’t Get At Apple’s iPhone Event

first_imgTags:#Apple#Apple TV#iPad#iphone 5C#iPhone 5S#iWatch#Mac OS X We waited a long time for Apple to announce its first major products of the year. And then we got two: the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, plus the official launch of iOS 7. But Apple sells way more than iPhones, but didn’t have a lot to say about its other products. Here’s what Apple didn’t announce today that we might see later this year or early in 2014.The iWatchApple hasn’t ever confirmed that it’s working on a smartwatch, long rumored to be called the iWatch. But many pundits believe it is, and thought Samsung hoped to get a jump on Apple in the smartwatch category by a week when it announced the Galaxy Gear last week at IFA in Berlin.Coming into today’s iPhone 5S/5C announcement, no rumors abounded about the so-called iWatch. It is fairly rare these days for Apple to announce a product without a massive rumor mill grinding away. So it wasn’t a huge surprise that Apple didn’t officially enter the “arm race” today.Best guess for the iWatch: The first or second quarter of 2014.New iPadsApple likes to keep most of its major device announcements independent of one other. Given that Apple hasn’t announced a major new product in some time—outside of some computer refreshes at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June—many people expected that today would be a multi-product announcement. One more thing? No, there is no one more thing.That’s fine, though, because it sets Apple up for a big fall with more products theoretically coming down the pipeline. The next most likely on the agenda are new versions of the iPad and iPad Mini. We will likely see the A7 chip come to the iPad while the Mini might get Retina Display.Best guess for new iPads: The end of October this year.New iPodsThe iPod is technically an iOS device (the same operating system that runs the iPad and iPhone), so it was reasonable to think that Apple would throw in a new iPod Touch while announcing the new iPhones. Didn’t happen this year. The iPod is no longer a major product for Apple and no longer warrants its own event or really anything more than a quiet press release (if that) sometime in the middle of the year. Apple last announced new iPods in May this year and didn’t need to refresh the lineup this year for the holiday shopping season.Best guess for new iPods: Sometime before Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2014, perhaps late May or early June. Apple TVApple just went through an entire presentation and didn’t mention its Apple TV product once. The longer Apple plays possum with the Apple TV, the more people will start to think it doesn’t care all that much about the television realm.Apple didn’t announce a refresh (hardware or software) to its Apple TV set top box today, nor did it even remotely hint that it may (or may not) eventually build its own actual television set. Apple TV wasn’t mentioned during the brief rundown of iOS 7 that preceded the announcement of the new iPhones at today’s announcement. The television is certainly a second class citizen for Apple at this point.New MacBooks or iMacs or Mac OS XApple usually doesn’t mix announcements of its mobile and PC products outside of developer issues at WWDC. Today was no exception. The Mac Pro is still coming down the product pipeline and the MacBooks that were announced at WWDC in June are still in line. Apple also did not mention Mac OS X, the operating system that runs its computers. The new version of OS X, Mavericks, will be released later this fall. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Durant said to sign two-year deal with Warriors

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The 28-year-old Durant is expected to have an annual salary of between $25 million and $26 million.BACKSTORY: Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins ClippersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Warriors came to terms with point guard Curry on a five-year, $201 million contract on Saturday.READ: $200-million man: Curry inks ‘richest’ deal in NBA history—report Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer to sign with the Warriors.He played a key role this season in leading Golden State to its second National Basketball Association championship in three years over the Cleveland Cavaliers.In this year’s NBA finals, Durant averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists as the Warriors won the series in five games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Roach mulls retirement for Pacquiao Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img MOST READ What ‘missteps’? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Kevin Durant. GETTY IMAGES/AFP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors have agreed on a two-year contract worth about $53 million in a move that comes two days after they came to terms with superstar Stephen Curry.Durant, who is an unrestricted free agent, will have a player option on the second year, American sports broadcaster ESPN reported on Monday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more