Tajh Boyd Leads No 3 Clemson over NC State

Quarterback Tajh Boyd and the Clemson Tigers football squad was victorious over N.C. State Thursday night.In his first Atlantic Coast Conference game of the year, the star QB threw three touchdowns for 244 yards to help his team beat the Wolfpack 26-14.Clemson’s offense has been on fire since the beginning of the football season. The Tigers came in averaging 45 points and 490 yards a game, but didn’t manage to score a TD until the end of the second quarter.“We had two or three scoring opportunities that we didn’t convert on and just missed them. Just that simple,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “I thought we had a good game plan. I was pleased with how we were able to run the ball but disappointed with some execution in the first half. … But we cleaned it up, we battled hard and got it to the second half and we ended up coming alive.”Boyd praised his teammates for overcoming earlier struggles to still win the game.“I think for the offense we always go and find a way to make a play when it’s needed,” Boyd said. “When we really need it, we go get it done. … It was huge. We had to make sure we got something out of it.” read more

Reggie Waynes Knee Injury Will End His Season

The Colts’ Reggie Wayne will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL injury during Sunday night’s win over the Denver Broncos.Wayne went down in the fourth quarter when he tried to come back and catch a low pass. He wasn’t hit on the play but couldn’t get up after planting his right foot into the turf.Wayne is a big time receiver, so this is bad for the Colts. Last week, he became the ninth member of the league’s 1,000-catch club. The pro-bowler had started 189 consecutive games, which is the longest streak among all active receivers in the league.Coach Chuck Pagano didn’t answer the media questions on whether they would sign another receiver to replace Wayne.

As Petition Grows Extra Security Has Been Added Near

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking for the removal of a statute of retired Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis after he joined other NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.The petition on change.org says the anthem honors the United States and its veterans. It reads: “To kneel during it is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting.”A Maryland Stadium Authority spokeswoman told The Baltimore Sun extra security has been added to M&T Bank Stadium, including the plaza where Lewis’ statue is located.Many other players also knelt Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s call for owners to fire players who refuse to stand during the anthem.Lewis said on “Inside the NFL” that he prayed while he knelt to “simply honor God in the midst of chaos.” read more

Ohio State softball leaves Wisconsin with a win loss and tie

OSU redshirt junior outfielder Alex Bayne swings at a pitch.Credit: Courtesy of OSUDespite opening up Big Ten play with a sweep last weekend, the Ohio State softball team (19-8-1, 4-1-1) was unable to keep those dominant ways going, splitting its weekend series at Wisconsin (18-14-1, 3-2-1). Both the Buckeyes and the Badgers earned a win, while the final game Sunday was left in a tie.Offensively, sophomore Taylor White led the Buckeyes, going 7-for-10. The outfielder combined with redshirt senior Maddy McIntyre, redshirt junior Alex Bayne and junior Alex Kirk to deliver home runs. Bayne, who played the weekend in right field, now has 12 homers on the year, which is triple her 2015 total.Game 1The Badgers snapped the Buckeyes’ six-game winning streak in a tight 6-5 contest on Friday. Both teams were scoreless through the fourth inning due to the solid pitching from junior Shelby Hursh, who struck out six, and Wisconsin junior Kirsten Stevens.OSU jumped ahead in a big way in the top of the fifth after hits from Kirk and White, followed by sophomore Becca Gavin’s walk, sent Stevens and the Wisconsin defense into a bases-loaded situation. McIntyre came up big last weekend with a walk-off home run against Maryland, and she followed that up with another statement, blasting a grand slam to give the Buckeyes the lead.Wisconsin got on board after Hursh walked in the first run, which prompted freshman Morgan Ray, who earned the loss, to step in the circle for the remainder of the game. The Badgers then added two more in the bottom of the sixth after a series of infield singles and a walk moved runners around the bases.The slim 4-3 lead inspired OSU to push its lead to two following senior catcher Cammi Prantl’s RBI single to right field. Earlier in the inning, freshman Bri Betschel entered the game to pinch hit, and her sacrifice bunt brought Gavin into scoring position for Prantl.But the Buckeyes could not maintain their grasp on the lead as the Badgers headed to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore first baseman Samantha Arents jumpstarted the late rally with a deep double, and senior left fielder Katie Christner drew a walk to keep Wisconsin’s streak alive. Freshman Melanie Cross ended OSU’s hope for a win with her walk-off, three-run homer, putting OSU on the other side of the dramatic ending after last weekend.Game 2After cold temperatures left Saturday’s game postponed until the following day, OSU bounced back with a tight 10-8 victory in Sunday’s first matchup. Junior Lena Springer, who only saw one inning of action last weekend against Maryland, got the start in the circle but did not strike out a single Wisconsin batter in her four innings pitched.Both the Buckeyes and Badgers went scoreless in the first inning after leaving runners stranded in scoring position. After a quiet Friday, Bayne sent a two-RBI single through the left side after White, freshman second baseman Emily Clark and Gavin ignited the offense with a trio of singles in the second inning.Wisconsin brought in a run of its own in the bottom of the frame after Springer hit two batters and a string of infield groundouts moved the runners around the bases. OSU’s defense got out of a bases-loaded jam, and its offense lengthened its lead on White’s RBI triple in the top of the following inning.The Buckeyes’ 4-1 lead prompted an early pitching change by the Wisconsin pitching staff, swapping senior Taylor-Paige Stewart for sophomore Mariah Watts. Still, the Scarlet and Gray scored one more in the third on Clark’s deep double.After spending two games last weekend recovering from an injury, sophomore infielder Ashley Goodwin returned briefly for the Buckeyes in order to ease back into the lineup. Freshman Bailee Sturgeon and redshirt junior Jess Machovina also filled designated player roles in the matchup to keep the Badgers defense on its toes.The Badgers added one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a quick single by second baseman Macy Oswald but again left a runner stranded. White continued her hit streak with a leadoff single, but it was Kirk’s two-run shot over the fence that frustrated Wisconsin’s defense. Watts returned to the game for Stewart, which turned the tide of momentum back to the Badgers.Wisconsin scored six runs on just three hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, beginning with a solo home run by Cross. McCombs entered the game to relieve Springer, but a handful of wild pitches moved runners into scoring position. Oswald added two runs with an outfield single, prompting another pitching change — Hursh for McCombs — for OSU. Sophomore Kelsey Jenkins sent a ball of her own over the fence to give the Badgers their first lead of the game.White, who went 4-for-4, then tied it up in the top of the seventh with a solo home run, and the bottom of the order followed up with a pair of singles. McIntyre brought Kirk home with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Bayne beat the throw from shortstop Ashley Van Zeeland to put the Buckeyes up two. In the bottom of the inning, Wisconsin went down in order, making the series a 1-1 split heading into the final game.Game 3OSU carried its offensive momentum into the final game of the series, kickstarted by Bayne’s two-run homer in the top of the first inning. The Buckeye defense then got out of a one-out, bases-loaded situation to stop Wisconsin from scoring any runs.Prantl added another double to her tally, which is now eight shy of OSU’s all-time record, bringing in Bayne with no outs in the third inning. Machovina hit an RBI double of her own to make the score 4-0, but a bases-loaded opportunity to add more runs was obstructed by Stewart’s effort from the mound.Cross put up her third home run of the weekend to give Wisconsin its first two runs, and a string of singles to the outfield gave the Badgers another big inning and a 5-4 lead.In what was only her third appearance of the season, OSU freshman Katya Duvall relieved Hursh, who struck out four batters in her outing. Duvall did not fan any batters of her own but held the Badgers to three earned runs.Machovina continued her clutch pinch hitting with a single to bring in Prantl and Bayne, sending the Buckeyes up again. Kirk gave OSU another comfortable lead with her second home run of the series, and season, a three-run shot.In the fifth inning, Van Zeeland bunted in a run due to an error by Kirk, and Cross continued her stellar weekend with a two-run double. In the following inning, Van Zeeland laid down another RBI bunt to tie the game at nine and send the teams into extra innings.After over three hours of play, time constraints left the game in a tie, closing the series without a clear weekend victor.Coming upOSU is next scheduled to face Penn State in a doubleheader at home on Wednesday before traveling to Piscataway, New Jersey, for a weekend series against Rutgers. First pitch from Buckeye Field is set to be at 4 p.m. read more

Can William Buford fill Evan Turners shoes

As the final buzzer sounded, cementing a devastating loss to Tennessee in last year’s Sweet Sixteen, the No. 2-seeded Ohio State men’s basketball team somberly walked off the floor at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. The defeat left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Buckeyes. That low moment for the team might have been the motivation guard William Buford needed. The disappointment has driven Buford to fuel his desire to elevate himself to the next level as a basketball player.         Owning such titles as Ohio’s Mr. Basketball in 2008, 2009 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and 2010 Third Team All-Big Ten honoree, Buford’s ability on the court has rarely been questioned. He has always been able to shoot the ball with consistency, averaging double digits in scoring during his OSU career. “I have been scoring all my life, that’s just what I do, basically,” Buford said at media day on Oct. 14. The 2010-11 version of OSU will feature a new-and-improved Buford. Now in his third year, he is a veteran and has been thrust into uncharted waters as a young team looks to its top returning scorer for leadership. Though he was content to play second fiddle during his first two years, Buford has embraced his newfound role as a leader. “When I came back, I just had a different mindset,” Buford said. “Last year, we had a veteran team, so I really didn’t think too much. We had the best player in the country. I was just taking a backseat, basically. But this year, I am just trying to be more vocal and help the young guys.” Buford’s change has not gone unnoticed. It took little time for the 6-foot-5-inch guard’s development to catch his coach’s eye.  “I think with Will, I have seen a side of him in the month that we’ve been together that is very exciting,” coach Thad Matta said. “From a leadership standpoint, from a work ethic standpoint, he is about as focused as I have ever seen him over an extended period of time.” Aiding in Buford’s development was his selection to the USA Select Team this past summer. One of 20 college players picked for the team, Buford spent a week in Las Vegas in late July, honing his skills against some of America’s best. “I think the USA basketball deal that he did this summer was pretty beneficial for him,” Matta said. “He got to see what the best is really like. He’s been coaching the young guys, putting his arm around them, getting them where they need to go and I think that’s been exciting for him.” Along with furthering his own skills, Buford also hopes to share some of what he picked up from his U.S. teammates and NBA counterparts with his OSU teammates. Matta is not the only one to notice Buford’s transformation. The quiet, pull-up shooter from two years ago has evolved into a well-rounded basketball player and one of the Big Ten’s best. “He is more vocal, not just on the offensive end either,” Lighty said. “He is taking a leadership role on the defensive end.” Although he has his sights set on becoming a complete player, Buford has not forgotten what got him to this point. After long practices, the Toledo, Ohio, native stays in the gym perfecting his smooth jumper and continuing to sharpen his offensive prowess. Senior guard Diebler expects big things from his dedicated fellow guard.  “Will is a guy where he has always had the talent, and I think now, just focusing more on the mental aspect of the game is just going to make him unbelievable,” Diebler said. “The guy is so talented, and we have seen glimpses of it, especially last year and with him being Freshman of the Year his freshman year. Will is a guy who I think is going to have a great year.” Buford played down the individual aspect, saying the only number that matters is the number in the win column. “Personal goals: I just want to win,” he said. “Team goals: Do good during the regular season, be the Big Ten Tournament champions again and go farther in the NCAA” Tournament. And as questions of a possible jump to the NBA loom, Buford’s sights still go no further than winning. “I am still looking forward to two more years,” he said. “If I feel I am ready to go after this year, then I will go, but I’m more focused on this year and trying to win games.” read more

Ohio States Storm Klein reinstated

Formerly-dismissed Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein has been reinstated to the Buckeyes’ football team. OSU spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed in an email that first-year coach Urban Meyer has let the senior back on the squad, though “he will not be allowed to play in a game until at least the third week of the season.” “As I had indicated previously, if there are any changes in the charges against Storm, I would re-evaluate his status,” Meyer said in a released statement. “The charges that would have violated our core values have been totally dismissed. I have spoken extensively to members of both families and that has prompted me to re-assess his situation and allow him back.” According to Franklin County Municipal Court records Klein pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct Monday morning having originally faced charges for domestic violence and assault. Klein was arrested late on July 6 after allegedly striking the mother of his child. A day later, Meyer dismissed the linebacker from the team and said in a released statement that the charges against Klein “violate the core values of the Ohio State football program.” Meyer, though, said, “If there are any changes in the charges” he would re-evaluate Klein’s status with the program. On Wednesday, Klein’s lawyer, Larry James, confirmed to The Lantern that both the domestic violence and assault charges were indeed dismissed. All that Klein faces now, he said, is 18 months of probation and court fees. If Klein has been reinstated, James added that Meyer told him any infraction “whatsoever” could still result in a penalty to pay. In his three years on the field, Klein has amassed 73 tackles in 38 games for the Buckeyes, including 45 in 2011. Before his dismissal, Klein was not listed as a starter on OSU’s depth chart. read more

Lady Buckeyes lose to North Carolina 5754

Like the men’s team, Ohio State’s women’s basketball team made a trip to the “Tobacco Road” portion of the state of North Carolina. They will bring a loss home. The No. 15-ranked Buckeyes were unable to win on the road in their visit to No. 22 North Carolina, falling short to the Tar Heels, 57-54. With the loss OSU falls to 4-2 on the season. Both of their losses have come against ranked opponents. OSU senior guard Tayler Hill scored a game-high 24 points on 9-21 shooting led OSU, but the Buckeyes’ likely could have used another scoring option as no other player reached double figures. Conversely, three different Tar Heels scored 11 points in the game. It was a close contest, but the Buckeyes had to claw their way back from a large deficit to make it a game. Midway through the second half, OSU trailed by 16 points at 44-28. With Hill leading the way the Buckeyes were able to cut the margin, and even took a two-point lead with 1:26 left to play. But the Tar Heels answered in a big way, forcing two turnovers down the stretch and scoring the game’s final five points to clinch the upset win. OSU returns home this weekend for a noon tipoff against Evansville. read more

Womens Basketball Strong third quarter pushes No 16 Ohio State to 8869

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles past defenders in the second quarter against Michigan State on Jan. 27 at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes beat the Spartans 78-62. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorAfter coming off of a brutal loss in which Ohio State let South Florida junior guard Kitija Laksa drop 41 points on it in an 84-65 loss, the team’s main focus was to bounce back — and bounce back it did.No. 16 Ohio State (21-6, 10-3 Big Ten) went on the road and beat Illinois (9-18, 0-13 Big Ten) by a commanding score of 88-69. The Buckeyes received a lot of production from senior guard Kelsey Mitchell and redshirt senior Linnae Harper. Mitchell finished with 28 points, while Harper added a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.Ohio State’s strong third quarter proved to be the difference maker. After a rough end to the first quarter and strong second quarter, Ohio State finished the third quarter outscoring Illinois 28-15. Heading into the fourth quarter, Mitchell had 21 points with the Buckeyes up 66-48.The Buckeyes came out of the gates strong, quickly jumping out to a 13-4 lead to start the first quarter thanks to a couple of Mitchell 3-pointers. That lead quickly disappeared when Illinois closed out the quarter on a 17-3 run to take a 21-16 lead after one quarter. The Buckeyes again jumped out to a strong start in the second quarter to regain a double-digit lead. However, Illinois clawed its way back into the quarter and made its halftime deficit a manageable seven points, 38-31. Ohio State’s lead at the break would have been larger had Illinois junior forward Alex Wittinger been held in check. Heading into the second half, Wittinger had 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting with eight rebounds. Wittinger finished with a double-double, 30 points and 16 rebounds.After the third quarter, the Buckeyes cruised the rest of the way. Illinois trailed significantly while Mitchell continued to drain basket after basket in the fourth. After going down 21-16, the Buckeyes outscored Illinois 67-53 the rest of the way.With three games remaining in conference play, Ohio State will look to close out the regular season strong heading into the Big Ten Tournament. It returns home to face Purdue for Senior Night at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Womens Lacrosse Late push not enough for Ohio State in 1712 loss

Ohio State then-junior attack Molly Wood races up field against Penn State on April 12, 2016 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsDespite an effort to make a comeback one game after dropping a road contest to Jacksonville, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team fell to Cincinnati 17-12 Monday night. The Buckeyes (1-3) rallied late to close Cincinnati’s (3-1) lead, but the deficit was too big for Ohio State to overcome. Cincinnati went on a 4-0 run early in the second half to lead Ohio State by seven points. The Bearcats maintained the pace throughout the half to give the team its first home win of the season.Senior midfielder Katie Burgee and sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez both scored for Ohio State 14 seconds apart with under two minutes left in the second half to make it 17-12. Despite the effort, it was too late for the Buckeyes to come back. Ohio State senior Molly Wood led the team with four goals. Hernandez, one of the team’s leading scorers, only had one goal and two assists. Junior midfielder Bailey Parrott had two goals for Ohio State and forced two turnovers. Cincinnati held an advantage in draw controls, free position shots and saves. The Buckeyes had six saves compared to the Bearcats’ 11. The Bearcats set the tone by going on a 4-0 run five minutes into the first half. Sophomore midfielder McKenna Rushford led Cincinnati with six goals, tying her career high. Four of her goals came within the first 20 minutes of the game. Parrot tied the game four minutes into the first half, but the Buckeyes failed to keep up with the Bearcats and could not remain close enough to take a lead. Ohio State will have 10 days to rally before taking on Binghamton at 4 p.m. March 9. read more

Police officer shot in Northern Ireland in terrorist attack

first_imgThe PSNI stopping and searching a man in Ardoyne after a police officer was shot in the arm at a petrol station Credit:PA There are reports that 1 of our Officer’s has been injured in a terrorist shooting in Belfast.Thoughts are with him & his family #WeAreYou— PFNI (@PoliceFedforNI) January 22, 2017 He said it underlined the fragility of the peace.”It’s one reason why the threat level here remains classed ‘severe’ which means a terrorist attack is highly likely.”Officers already exercise great vigilance and I would appeal to them to remain at high alert.”The Crumlin Road has been closed while police investigate.The attack comes as Northern Ireland prepares for fresh elections after the collapse of powersharing.Former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness resigned in protest over a botched green energy scheme which is predicted to leave taxpayers millions out of pocket. The PSNI stopping and searching a man in Ardoyne after a police officer was shot in the arm at a petrol station  Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton said: “This was a very concerted attack on our officers – a very concerted attempt to murder them.”Our main line of enquiry at the minute is violent dissident republicans.”One arrest has already been made.”Several shots were fired. The injured officer has been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where he is undergoing surgery. Mr Hamilton said he was conscious and was doing as well as could be expected.”We are hopeful that he will make a full recovery but this is a deeply shocking event, something that will take him some time to recover from.”Mark Lindsay, chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland, said it was an appalling act.”This attack on the life of an officer is a stark reminder of the determination on the part of terrorists to murder and maim police officers.”They believe that by causing great grief to a family they are somehow advancing their warped and outdated plan. The wider community will be outraged by this attack on one of their police officers.”The police serve the entire community and wounding one individual is an attack on the entire community.” A police officer has been shot in north Belfast in what was described as a “terrorist” attack.He suffered injuries to the arm, which were said not to be life-threatening, in the drive-by attack near a petrol station.  Police said on Sunday night that a man aged 36 had been arrested. Dissident republicans have attempted to kill members of the security forces in Northern Ireland in recent years.The Police Federation which represents rank and file officers said the shooting, which took place at around 7.30pm on the Crumlin Road, was a terrorist attack.center_img Dissident republicans opposed to peace have killed police, prison officers and soldiers in the past.Democratic Unionist MP Nigel Dodds said it was a despicable act.Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire tweeted: “I am shocked and appalled at this evening’s cowardly shooting.”To attack officers who are going about their daily duty protecting the entire community is sickening.”Mr Dodds said it was a deeply disturbing incident which echoes back to the kind of terrorism people used to face on a daily basis.”These are scenes that we should all want to move away from in Northern Ireland. We must be mindful how a threat to the future of the political institutions can create a vacuum, which terrorists such as these will seek to fill.”We must all stand against those who wish to use threats, intimidation and violence to further their political ends.”It is vital we all stand against such activity and work to move Northern Ireland forward.” This attack on the life of an officer is a stark reminder of the determination on the part of terrorists to murder and maim police officersMark Lindsay, Police Federation for Northern Ireland Nationalist SDLP assembly member Nichola Mallon said those responsible were calculating criminals, intent on destabilising a community which continues to make strides toward reconciliation, who will be rejected by local people.She said: “This community has rejected the men of violence before and it will do so again. There will be no cover given to those who seek to destabilise our progress and bring mayhem back to our streets.”Senior Sinn Fein assembly member Gerry Kelly said those responsible were the same people who are attacking the local community.”They have absolutely nothing to offer society and need to call a halt to these activities immediately.”Democratic Unionist Nelson McCausland, who scrutinises the police as part of his role on the Policing Board, said it was a terrible reminder of the darkest days when such attacks were a regular occurrence.”This is reminiscent of what happened back in the 1970s and 1980s and sadly there are those around who want to drag us back to a violent past.”Within recent years there have been other attempts by republican terrorists to murder police officers on the Crumlin Road but fortunately they were unsuccessful.”It is also a stark reminder that those who threaten our political institutions can create a vacuum, which these extremists and terrorists will try to fill.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Leading Cambridge theological college apologises for subverting the teaching of Christ in

first_imgCanon Chivers “We’ll be reviewing the process by which these things are authorised so it never happens again.” One former student at the college expressed his disgust.“This is horrific. As a former Westcott ordinand, I’m appalled,” said The Reverend Tom Lilley on Twitter. The Reverend Andrew Symes, executive secretary of the conservative group Anglican Mainstream, said that the service “brings the Church into disrepute”.He demanded that Westcott House issue a public apology. But Canon Simon Butler, an openly gay member of the Archbishops’ Council, said that while the Polari service was ill advised it could prove a useful “source of learning”.He suggested the choice of liturgy may have been “an inappropriate way of letting off some steam”.Ordinands, he added, “often do foolish things, but if it leads to a deeper engagement with things – I’m not saying it’s the right thing to do, [but theological college] is a relatively safe place to make foolish errors.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A leading theological college in Cambridge has apologised for “subverting the teaching of Christ” by staging a church service that referred to Jesus as ‘Josie’ and the Lord as the ‘Duchess’.Trainee priests delivered the liturgy at Westcott House using gay slang to mark LGBT history month.But the service, held in the college’s chapel, backfired spectacularly amid complaints it had brought the Church of England into disrepute.The theological students held the evensong service on Tuesday with a programme explaining their version was a “queering [of] the liturgy of Evening Prayer”.The trainees used Polari, the language championed in the 1950s and 1960s by the comedians Kenneth Williams and Hugh Paddick in BBC radio’s Round the Horne.The popular show used gay innuendo at a time when homosexuality was still illegal.A note produced along with the order of service explained that the service was “a liturgical experiment” and an “attempt at queering the liturgy of Evening Prayer, locating the queer within the compass of faith”.A gay activist group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, has produced a version of the Bible in Polari, in which God is ‘Gloria’; the Lord is turned into “the Duchess”; the Holy Spirit becomes “Fantabulosa Fairy”; and Jesus is feminised to “Josie” and referred to as she. Psalm 19 was reworded to refer to “O Duchess, my butchness”.At Tuesday’s service, much to the horror of many of the devout worshippers, they were invited to respond to the line: “O Gloria make speed to save us,” with the words “O Duchess make haste to help us.”The Principal of Westcott House, Revd Canon Chris Chivers, told The Telegraph that the service had not been vetted beforehand; was not an authorised act of worship; and was “hugely regrettable”. Westcott HouseCredit:Alamycenter_img He added: “The service that was produced was completely at variance with the doctrine and teaching of the Church of England.”Canon Chivers said that worshippers – who included staff and ordinands – had not been warned of the unorthodox content in advance and only discovered it when they picked up their orders of service.“People found themselves in a situation they hadn’t expected,” he said. He was forced the next day “to deliver an admonishment” in front of the whole of Westcott House.He said: “Theological colleges are a place where experiments are important and mistakes can be made, because hopefully that means they won’t be made in public ministry. But it can’t be a place where we subvert the doctrine and teaching of the Church. Canon Chivers Westcott Houselast_img read more

Revealed The First World War through childrens eyes

first_imgYou can view the full archives online by visiting  The First World War through the eyes of London’s Jewish children.  They were found on top of a cupboard at the LJS in the 1980s during a refurbishment, only to be put back into storage again, this time in a damp basement. In 2014 the synagogue’s archivist, Sharon Lewison, re-discovered the collection. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The tranche of documents, which are now being showcased as part of a digital archive aimed at capturing and preserving stories of London’s Jews in the First World War, are a compilation of work by pupils aged between eight and 16 from the religion classes of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood, north London.Ian Cooke, head of contemporary British publications at the British Library, said that such a large collection of children’s work from the war era is extremely rare.“In our own collection at the British Library we only have two accounts written by children about a Zeppelin raid in London, but I’ve never seen anything else like this from Britain,” he said.“The chances of children’s work surviving 100 years is pretty slight. “You tend to find school photos, or the propaganda messages aimed at children, but not actually work done by children. To actually preserve children’s voices like this is very rare.” It has undergone extensive restoration over the past three years and will now go on display for the first time in a century as part of a online digital archive, set up by a Heritage Lottery funded project called London Jews in the First World War.Project Director Alan Fell said that the discovery “exceeded all expectations”, adding: “We feel privileged to be able to provide the vehicle to bring it to public view”.One picture, by Sybil Izbicki, shows a young girl in a red dress with tears rolling down her face, pointing to a sign which says “Your King and Country need 10,000 men”, as she asks “why wasn’t I born a man?”Another drawing, by Alice Engelbert, is titled “The Judgement Day: The Kaiser crowned by sin” and shows the German Kaiser dressed in military garb with spikes coming out of his boots and belt.The Kaiser ponders whether to “confess all my sins before the Almighty”, but resolves “perhaps I had better go to the devil because he has always been my best friend and advisor all my life.” Why wasn't I born a man? By Sybil Izbicki Dr Tim Powell, a senior advisor at the National Archives, said the children’s work is “lively and engaging”. He added: “The First World War features prominently in the pages and through the contributions we get a sense of popular perceptions of and reactions to the war among a section of the youth of London”.LJS senior rabbi Alexandra Wright said: “These extraordinary volumes reveal the views and thoughts of young LJS Londoners experiencing hostilities, a century ago. We should listen to their voices and recognise their courage and their loss of innocence as war consumes their world.” "Kaiser Bill", poem by Israel Leslie; illustration by E Yeatman Woolf "War time extravagance", a sketch by Doris Englebert “The Judgement Day” by Alice EngelbertCredit:London Jews in the First World War “War time extravagance”, a sketch by Doris EnglebertCredit:London Jews in the First World War Why wasn’t I born a man? By Sybil IzbickiCredit:London Jews in the First World War After the war, the  two bound volumes of work, titled Side Issues of the Religion Classes, had been placed in storage boxes, where they had been gathering dust for decades.  “Kaiser Bill”, poem by Israel Leslie; illustration by E Yeatman WoolfCredit:London Jews in the First World War "To The Kaiser": a poem by Joe Links, aged 11 “To The Kaiser”: a poem by Joe Links, aged 11Credit:London Jews in the First World War "The Judgement Day" by Alice Engelbert An extraordinary collection of children’s poems, essays and drawings created during the First World War is to be exhibited for the first time, after being lost and forgotten about for decades.Two bound manuscripts of work from 1915 and 1916 offer a remarkable insight into children’s perceptions of the British war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front.They include a picture of a young girl crying because she cannot join men in fighting for her country, and a cartoon of the German Kaiser “crowned by sin”. Included in the works is a poem by 11-year-old Joe Links who dedicates it to “His Hopelessly Imperial Insane Majesty Mad Kaiser Wilhelm II”.The opening verse of his poem, written in purple ink and illustrated with a sleeping Tommy, reads: “Kaiser Bill, Kaiser Bill; You must really take a pill; For your ways are really getting quite annoying; You are clucking like a hen; And dismissing all your men; And with the whole wide world you are toying.”last_img read more

Victims of a crime how Salisburys traders are struggling to attract visitors

first_img“A lot of the locals are still really worried about going ‘over there’, by which they mean anywhere near the scene of the attack,” said Lucy Reeves, 21, Crystals’ assistant  manager…. It is, after all, one of several small, family-owned shops in Salisbury’s popular Maltings shopping centre. But these are not normal times and now, nearly three weeks after the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter just yards away, they can count customers with their fingers. On March 18th, to pick a date, Crystals had just six visitors. The next day that rose to nine.center_img On any normal day Crystals would be full of shoppers keen to pick up a ring, bracelet or necklace for a loved one.last_img

Police investigating third Russian suspect who acted as lookout in Salisbury poisoning

The investigation into Fedotov is hugely sensitive and Scotland Yard has declined to comment on it.Police have released CCTV footage showing Chepiga and Mishkin in Salisbury on the day of the attack and the day before it. It is not clear if footage exists of Fedotov in the city at the same time although there will be images of him coming into the country and leaving via Heathrow airport.Col Skripal was a senior officer in the GRU caught selling secrets to MI6. He moved to the UK in 2010 in a spy swap. Counter-terrorism police are investigating a third suspect in the Salisbury nerve agent attack amid suggestions he acted as look out for two Russian military intelligence assassins.Investigators have identified a “third man” in the poisoning of Colonel Sergei Skripal as a Russian national travelling under the name Sergei Fedotov.Flight details obtained by an independent and respected Russian website show Fedotov arriving in the UK on March 2 on a different flight but on the same day as two hitmen – now named as Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, both revealed as highly decorated and senior members of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence unit. Fedotov then left the UK on March 4 on the same flight as Chepiga and Mishkin.The Telegraph understands that the Metropolitan Police, which is investigating the nerve agent attack in the Wiltshire city, is reviewing evidence with a view to considering whether or not to bring charges against Fedotov. Chepiga and Mishkin – under their aliases Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov – have already been charged in absentia with the attack.One source suggested that Fedotov may have been in the UK to oversee the operation. It is thought he may have travelled to Salisbury as look out on the day of the assassination attempt, making sure Col Skripal and his daughter Yulia were out of the house before Chepiga and Mishkin, a military doctor, smeared his front door handle with novichok nerve agent. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Treasures from Annabels nightclub to go up for auction

Among the 250 lots is the red velvet corner sofa, which was famously favoured by 90s supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. It is expected to go for between £2,000 and £4,000. Christie’s is preparing to auction off everything from inside Annabel’s Credit: Paul Grover Christian Voigt’s picture of Annabel’s, taken just before it shutCredit:Christian Voigt Christian Voigt's picture of Annabel's, taken just before it shut For decades, the exclusive Annabel’s nightclub was the go-to destination for the rich and famous. Now, as the original site closes down, buyers can finally get a table at the late-night venue as its interiors go under the hammer at Christie’s.Because of its secretive nature, the club was a favourite of the Royal family and is rumoured to be the only nightclub ever visited by The Queen. It is where Sarah Ferguson and the Princess of Wales gatecrashed Prince Andrew’s stag night disguised as policewomen.Now, the public will be allowed a rare glimpse of the exclusive night spot during the preview for the auction, and even get the opportunity to take a table home.Along with a table, the buyer gets eight chairs and eight place settings including plates, cutlery, wine glasses, napkins, salt and pepper and a toast rack. The price is estimated to be between £1,000-£1,500.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The public can next month purchase chairs, tables, statues and even urinals as the furniture used by such stars as Kate Moss, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Leonardo DiCaprio is put on sale. Orlando Rock, Christie’s UK Chairman, said: “Everyone has a story to tell about Annabel’s, the iconic and visionary London nightclub founded by Mark Birley over half a century ago. Emerging from the ashes of London’s post-war gloom, Annabel’s became synonymous with glamorous sophistication, epitomising the heady cocktail where ‘old’ and ‘new’ worlds collided. Christie's is preparing to auction off everything from inside Annabel's  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Each and every lot – from The Buddha Room’s Bodhisattva to the well-trodden dance floor and even the toast racks – is sure to evoke many memories and excite collectors internationally who want to celebrate the unique atmosphere, laughter and friendships that Annabel’s represents.”Christie’s will hold the auction celebrating Annabel’s, 44 Berkeley Square ·1963–2018· on 20 November 2018. Also on sale are ten framed framed prints by photographer Richard Young of famous faces seen at Annabel’s over the years – of royals and celebrities including Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Moss, Jack Nicholson and Michael Caine.Businessman Richard Caring, who now owns Annabel’s, said he thought the original founder Mark Birley would be “extremely upset” about him flogging off the interiors of the private club.“I’m sure he’d be extremely upset, initially,” he told the Financial Times. “He would probably scream at me the way he screamed at me the first time I met him.“But I think after a short period of time, and his experience of what we’ve done with the name — I still see it as Mark Birley’s legacy. I hope we’ll continue it for another 50 years — I think he’d be proud.”Caring this year opened a new Annabel’s, which appears just as elegant as the old venue. Members are greeted by a £50m Picasso as they enter the opulent rooms, which are designed in keeping with the old world glamour of the previous club. read more

Celebrities and friends of Sir Philip Green silent over MeToo scandal

Another pop star, Rihanna, performed at a joint birthday party for his daughter, Chloe, and nephew, Matt.But things turned sour between her and Sir Philip after she won a landmark case stopping Topshop from selling T-shirts with her face on. Sir Philip is most closely associated with Ms Moss, who he met at a charity auction at Annabel’s nightclub in 2006, where he successfully bid £60,000 for a kiss from her, before giving it away to Jemima Khan.The Croydon-born pair subsequently formed a friendship that culminated in her signing a three-year deal thought to be worth more than £3m to design clothes for Topshop.She also helped launch a branch of the store in New York alongside Sir Philip, with both becoming a fixture at catwalks and fashion launch shows.The supermodel’s friendship with the tycoon secured her invites aboard his luxury yachts, with Government minister Michael Gove once joking he was the only man to have both her and Tony Blair on speed dial.Ms Campbell has also been a regular at Sir Philip’s lavish parties, having been pictured posing with the businessman and his family at dozens of functions.Ms Paltrow was a guest at his 60th birthday party in 2012, and has been spotted enjoying dinners in London with the retailer.Sir Philip has also been repeatedly photographed with the singer, Beyonce, who debuted her Ivy Park active-wear range for Topshop in 2016. Simon Cowell has not spoken to Sir Philip Green in over three years, friends stressed last night, as celebrities linked to the businessman named as being at the centre of Britain’s #Metoo scandal declined to back him. Cowell and Sir Philip were close friends, and in 2010 announced they were going into business together, although they are not believed to have gone through with the plans. Sources close to Cowell said that the music mogul and The X Factor boss had lost all respect for the retail tycoon over his handling of the collapse of BHS.Other one time associates were silent last night after Sir Philip was forced to deny unlawful sexual or racist behaviour.Kate Moss, who has twice worked with Sir Philip on Topshop lines, was photographed at Heathrow Airport on Friday but said nothing about the furore.Representatives for the super model did not respond to requests for comment, and neither did those for singer Rita Ora, who was pictured at Milan Airport.There was also no reply from the agent of Cara Delvinge, the model-turned-actress who became the face of Topshop in 2014 and who last year claimed to have been sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein.It was the same story from those representing models Naomi Campbell and Suki Waterhouse and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth. That was despite all five having spoken out against sexual harassment in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Prince Andrew called in to exert golf diplomacy over Trump state visit

The Duke of York is being used as a secret weapon by Buckingham Palace in the belief he will be able to defuse any potential diplomatic disasters during the state visit of Donald Trump. In what has been dubbed “golf course diplomacy”, British officials have taken the unusual step of ensuring Prince Andrew is alongside the American president for two out of the three days he will be in the country. It is hoped the men’s shared passions for business, but more importantly their mutual love for the game of golf will help them bond allowing the prince to exert a subtle influence over the politician. The pair met nearly 20 years ago when Prince Andrew visited Mr Trump and his then girlfriend, Melania…

Armed bandits invade home of Corentyne businessman Family jumps from 2nd

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSix arrested for brutal attack on Corentyne familyJuly 15, 2016In “Crime”Armed Bandits break into Eccles home, rob two familiesMay 31, 2018In “Crime”Armed bandits rob, assault Corentyne family – residents slam Police for taking too long to respondJuly 15, 2016In “Crime” Forty-one-year-old businessman Rakish Harold, also called Anil, his wife Nadia, 41, and their 21-year-old son Andrew were, in the wee hours of Monday, forced to vacate their home at Lot 41 Number 73 Village, Corentyne Berbice, by jumping 10 feet from their verandah into a neighbour’s yard, where they sought refuge as a group of heavily-armed bandits invaded their home.The window which the men used to gain entry to the buildingThe businessman and his wife received injuries to their feet as a result of them jumping off the shed; and, upon seeing them fleeing, the bandits discharged several rounds at the victims, hitting Rakesh in the right region of his body as he attempted to climb down a post to lessen the distance he had to jump. They are now patients at a regional hospital, being treated for the injuries they had sustained in the ordeal.At the time of the invasion, the three family members were asleep in the lower flat of their two-storey building. The businessman told this publication he could not say how many men had entered his home.The businessman noted, however, that none of the men he saw were masked, and all were armed with guns.According to the businessman, a steel door had thwarted the bandits attempt to gain access into the house, hence they entered the home via a window in the kitchen.The bandits reportedly used a ‘wallaba post’ to smash the glass window and force in the grill of the bottom flat of the building; and when they realised that they were going to enter the home, the family fled to the upper flat, securing a metal door on the way. However, upon entering the home, the men discharged several rounds on the door to break it open.“When I see that, we decide to go in the bedroom and lock up; and then I said, ‘No, they gon come in here and kill us’. So we run out before they reach upstairs, and open the veranda grill, and my wife and son, they jump straight in the neighbour yard.”Nursing a permanent injury, Rakish Harold could not do likewise, and as he was climbing down a post, he sustained a gunshot injury. Nevertheless, he headed for the fence, and scaled it as shots rang out behind him. He made it to a neighbour’s house, where he sought refuge and was taken to the Police Station.The businessman explained that he was taken to the Springlands Police Station drenched in blood, leaving the bandits ransacking his house.“When I reach the station I see about six Police, all of them with long guns, and they wanted me to give them my name and address and to tell them what happen, and the men still in my house. I tell them we got transportation to take them…”He said his neighbour then took him to the Skeldon Hospital and ensured that he was being attended to before returning to the Police station by which time the officers were ready to go.However, by the time the Police arrived on the scene the men had escaped.Meanwhile, his wife Nadira Harold sustained a fractured leg when she jumped off the veranda. She was taken to the Skeldon Hospital. They were both subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Rakish Harold was later discharged while his wife was admitted. Their son Andrew Harold, who was also injured when he jumped from the veranda, was treated at the Skeldon Hospital and sent away.This publication understands that the couple returned from the US three weeks ago with plans to expand their business.Police in a release said that three shotgun-toting bandits, early Monday morning, entered the home of a Corentyne family and carted off an undisclosed amount of cash and gold jewellery, during which the family of three fled their home by jumping off a shed.According to the police release, among the items removed from the home was the surveillance footage from sixteen cameras which are strategically placed around the house.Police are investigating the incident. read more

Mining company gun loaned to unauthorized worker 2 in custody

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHeavily armed bandits rob mining camps, wreaking havoc in Region 7July 18, 2017In “Crime”Miner drowns after mining pit collapses in Region 8January 24, 2018In “Crime”Fourth mining fatality recorded for 2019April 15, 2019In “latest news” Police have also detained another staff member who is authorized to use the company’s firearm. He reportedly told investigators that he had given the weapon to his co-worker, a resident of Coconut Walk, Albouystown, to keep for a short while. Police ranks of ‘F’ Division about 08:45hrs this morning arrested a maintenance worker of a mining company, at the Bartica Stelling. According to the police, a 9mm pistol with six live rounds which is the property of the mining company was found in his possession and he was not authorized to carry same. read more