The Oxford Hub’s new building on Turl Street was officially opened by the Vice-Chancellor last Thursday to become “the home of student volunteering in the city”. Over 800 Oxford students a week volunteer through the organisation making it one of the largest student volunteering centres in the country.The million-pound facility features the brand new Turl Street Kitchen, which serves ethically-sourced and sustainable produce.According to the the Oxford Hub, “The menu at TSK will be short and sweet, changing daily to minimise waste and to accommodate our commitment to fresh, seasonal produce. You don’t need to think twice about what’s on your plate here – a community effort goes into every mouthful.” Hannah Martin, Community and Venue Manager, told Cherwell, ‘We’re all really excited to open up the Turl Street Kitchen and the Oxford Hub to students and the local community. I think Oxford Hub and hundreds of student volunteers have already been making a huge difference to the local community by working with diverse and amazing community partners on lots of projects.’In the evenings the kitchen transforms into a bar, open until midnight or later every night, whose range of eclectic offerings includes artisanal new-school gin and vodka, as well as local lagers.The building also contains meeting rooms, events spaces, a resource centre, offices for student-facing charities and a centre for social enterprise.‘A lot of people have put a lot of work into preparing this new space to encourage student civic engagement. We’re thrilled to now be up and running and ready for the new term. We hope that students, members of the university and local residents alike will use and enjoy the space for many years to come,’ said Adam O’Boyle, who helped found the Oxford Hub in 2007.The Oxford Hub’s initial aim was to encourage student volunteering around the city. It has since grown into a national organisation, Student Hubs, with centres in Bristol, Southampton and Cambridge.The Oxford Hub now connects hundreds of students to volunteering opportunities with 35 Oxfordshire-based charities, while Student Hubs currently helps 15,000 students around the country to get involved with their communities.Trisha Soneji, a second-year student who has volunteered through the Hub before, stated, ‘The Oxford Hub provides great opportunities for students to volunteer and contribute, whatever their interests. This new building should definitely help more people get involved.’Speaking at the new centre’s opening, Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton said, “Student Hubs is a forward-thinking charity which has worked for a number of years to increase student engagement in social action. Their vision for this social enterprise is both innovative and extraordinary and I look forward to seeing it flourish in years to come.”To encourage students to visit, the venue will host a Hub House Party on Wednesday of 1st week to welcome students back to uni and vouchers will be given out at Fresher’s Fair for free hot drinks from the Turl Street Kitchen.
The ongoing measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in little football of late and, consequently, next-to-no movement in the latest ranking globally.There are no changes in the top five teams in the world with Belgium still in number one position. World Champions France, Brazil, England and Uruguay completed the list of Top Five teams.A whole raft of international fixtures, including qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and other major tournaments, were postponed, while dates were redrawn for showpiece men’s events such as the Olympic Football Tournament, CONMEBOL Copa America and UEFA EURO.The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 11 June 2020.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The position of Nigeria’s Super Eagles has remained unchanged in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday in Zurich, Switzerland.Three-time African champion Super Eagles retained their 31st position globally and 3rd best in Africa.Senegal’s Teranga Lions are holding on to the summit of African football from the last rankings and are followed by Tunisia in second position. Algeria and Morocco are fourth and fifth in the continent respectively. Super Eagles
It was as if the gods had gone crazy at the D G Hathramani Sports hall at the Accra sports stadium on Saturday 30th April 2016, when 9th placed new entrants Tesano Spinners club whitewashed 4th placed Ghana Navy in the National Table Tennis League.Parading a youthful team made up of National under 18 star players, victory was to come, but not on a silver platter. Rigorous and dedicated training coupled with astute coaching made the difference.In the first match, Solomon Acquah of Tesano Spinners, who placed 3rd in the national under 18 championship last year walloped experienced Acquah Aikins by 3 games to 1, with scores reading 9-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-9. Had it not been complacency in their first match where Solomon lost guard to flamboyant receiving of Aikins serves, he would have been home and dry with a straight victory.In the second game, arguably the best player of the Spinners team for the day, Augustine Baidoo of Mfantsipim School, made mincemeat of Allotey Jacob by thrashing him 3-0 with scores reading 11-8, 11-8 and 11-7.Augustine, who won gold with team Ghana in the West African under 13 tournament in 2012 in Ivory Coast, and placed 4th in the national under 18 tournament last year, mesmerized Jacob Allotey with his top spins and backhand loops.The supporters cheered on vociferously as they yearned for more action as the game was an exciting one to watch. Interestingly, Augustine’s twin sister, Augustina, is the national female under 18 champion, and 8th best overall female player in Ghana currently. Realizing that they were 2 games down, the Naval team and in a bid to avoid further onslaught, quickly re-strategized and brought on their most trusted arsenal in the person of Courage Neneve to partner Allotey Jacob in the doubles encounter.They faced arguably the best doubles team in the league thus far in the pair of Godwin Aseku and Solomon Acquah of Tesano Spinners. Godwin ranks number 16 in the under 18 national category.They game started with both teams exhibiting agility on the board and winning points with frequent rallying on the table. The first few points were tight and shared evenly as each team kept a cool head and played with a water-tight defense.In the end, the more agile and youthful team from the Tesano enclave, managed by Mr. Charles Tachie- Menson, walloped the more experienced Navy team 3-0 with scores reading 11-8, 11-7 and 11-7. The Navy team was astonished!The frown and despair on the faces of the naval team summed up their disappointment. The 5th week of matches will take place on Saturday 7th May 2016 at the D G Hathramani Sports Hall at the Accra Sports stadium at 9am with Tesano Spinners battling it out with Medina Stars and Koforidua White Loopers.The game to watch will be the match between Tesano Spinners and White Loopers, as Loopers have in their camp the National under 18 champion Emmanuel Ofori and 2nd ranked under 18 player Kojo Godwin as their top seeds.Spinners also have in their camp Solomon Acquah and Augustine Baidoo who are currently the nation’s 3rd and 4th best under 18 players. This match will be mouth-watering and a clash fit for the gods.According to captain of the Tesano Spinners, Nathaniel Kwesi Somuah, his team is leaving no stone unturned as they prepare for this “battle royale” on Saturday.PHOTO CREDIT: BREAKTHROUGH PICTURES –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports