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Anti-RMF motion proposed at St. Anne’s

first_imgSt. Anne’s College JCR will discuss a motion this Sunday that proposes to announce the Common Room’s opposition to the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) campaign.The motion resolves to, “Publicly announce [the Common Room’s] opposition to the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, and any form of politically motivated iconoclasm in the university and its constituent colleges/PPHs”; “urge Oriel College to keep the statue of Rhodes and its associated plaques in their current position”; and, “lobby other JCRs to make resolutions opposing the Rhodes Must Fall campaign”.An email sent to the JCR encouraged those in “opposition of the motion (thus, supporting the RMF campaign)” to come to the meeting “in the interest of having a fully engaging, intellectual debate.”Matthew Kirtley, who proposed the motion along with Henry Williams, told Cherwell, “Generally, I’m antipathic towards the pernicious identity politics and attempts at playing at intergenerational guilt which seem implicit in the Rhodes Must Fall campaign. That served as my initial motivation why I opposed RMF, and why it was so easy for me to jump on board with the motion. The rationale for the motion is that we both believe that the statue must stand pretty sincerely, and we think a lot of other people do along with us. I’d like to get those people to remember that they’re not alone in their sentiments, and they have every right to respond to the RMF campaign.“The key principle at hand is that we don’t believe the cultural heritage of Oxford or Britain should be removed based upon our entirely contingent contemporary moral and political norms. I don’t see that the statue of Rhodes has any attached moral standing to it, other than the commemoration of his philanthropy towards Oriel and the University. It serves to acknowledge his donation, not to acknowledge his social, moral, or political views. Heritage is important as it serves to tell to us and posterity what helped influence the institutions that used to and still exist, and also tell us of the people who shaped said institutions. Who’s to say in a thousand years Rhodes will be as controversial as he is? “To attempt to claim that our generation alone has reached the apotheosis of moral and political thought is chauvinistic and naive. Depriving the future of the introspective value our heritage provides – such as removing the statue and whitewashing the origins of Oriel’s Rhodes Building away – to satisfy our contingent moral ideals does not strike me as right.”Other Common Rooms have passed motions in support of RMF, including St Catherine’s JCR and MCR, Christ Church’s GCR and St Hilda’s JCR.The Rhodes Must Fall campaign has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

Women of Troy take aim at Arkansas State, Nebraska

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team hopes to build off its 65-56 win over Pepperdine on Sunday, as the Women of Troy continue their season against Arkansas State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Nebraska on Friday at 2 p.m. Both games are at the Galen Center.Arkansas State is currently unranked, while Nebraska is ranked No. 23.The Women of Troy (1-1) were led by junior forward Cassie Harberts, who finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds against the Waves, and Ariya Crook, who scored 17 points in her first game of the season. She missed the season opener against Gonzaga because of a coach’s decision.“I’m not settling on it,” said Crook about the team’s first win, “We have more work to do and we just have to continue on throughout the road.”Harberts is averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds per game this year, leading USC in both categories. She’s the only player to score in double figures in both games. Crook is the only other player to score in double figures for USC. Co-captain senior forward Christina Marinacci is averaging 6.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.The Women of Troy still have room to improve, however, as evidenced by 23 turnovers for the second-straight game. They also committed 23 turnovers and 18 fouls in a 63-52 loss to Gonzaga in the season opener.USC has been strong on the boards this season, outrebounding Gonzaga 34-31 and Pepperdine 44-29. They have also come back strong after the half, outscoring their opponents 68-58 in the second half, despite being outscored 61-49 by opponents in the first half.“I don’t think it was about the other team rattling us as much us our team trying to move a little faster than we should,” said USC coach Michael Cooper when asked about the turnovers.Both Arkansas State (0-3) and Nebraska (3-1) will head to Los Angeles after games against Southeast Missouri (2-2) on Monday and against Sam Houston State (1-2) on Tuesday, respectively. Nebraska is undefeated at home but winless on the road.Arkansas State is coming off  a 60-51 loss at home to Wichita State on Thursday. The team is led by Jane Morrill (13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game) and Carlisha Wyatt (11.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game). The Red Wolves are coming off a 12-18 record from last season, and 6-10 in the Sun Belt conference. They finished fifth in the Sun Belt west division.Nebraska lost 60-55 against South Dakota State, despite 21 points by Lindsey Moore and 15 points from Jordan Hooper, causing them to drop from 15th to 23rd in the NCAA rankings. Hooper is averaging 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season, while Moore is averaging 14.0 points and 5.0 assists per game. The Cornhuskers finished 24-9 last season, 10-6 in the Big Ten, good for a sixth-place finish. They earned a the sixth seed in the NCAA tournament last season, only to be upset in the first round by 11th-seeded Kansas.Friday’s game against Nebraska will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

first_img BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin.Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and rapidly developing sport.There are many who remain cynical of esports and question whether the name is really justified, but even the most sceptical have to admit that whatever you call it, esports is in a league with the fastest growing sports in the market.1xBet has always tried to stay ahead of the game by keeping up with the latest esports trends and developments. We took our first bets in November 2011, when the StarCraft sequel was one of the most popular games. Then, in December of the same year, we started taking bets on Counter-Strike.We had spent 18 months studying the new sport, exploring opportunities, assessing the risk, and checking for unforeseen pitfalls. Eventually, we gained the experience we needed to enter the market with a product which would quickly become a frontrunner in the betting industry.Our esports portfolio has since expanded from two (StarCraft II and Counter-Strike) to five permanent sports (with the addition of Dota 2, League of Legends and Overwatch). We have even taken this further for customers who are unable to watch live streams by developing a product which is unrivalled amongst our competitors – an information board for Counter-Strike and Dota 2.The great thing about this sport is that alongside the more mainstream games, such as Counter Strike and Dota 2, there are lesser known games with a similarly dedicated fanbase. It’s for this reason we often offer bets on Heroes of the Storm, WarCraft III, Hearthstone, Quake Champions, Call of Duty, and the old favorite, StarCraft: Brood War, a cult real-time strategy video game.We also have FIFA simulators and fighting games such as Mortal Kombat. These games are included in tournaments and have their own leagues, championships, legends and champions.While other companies cling to basic market choices, 1xBet has considered what esports customers are really looking for. Games contain too many exciting and unexpected moments to be reduced to simple “Team 1 To Win” or “Team 2 To Win” bets.Total frags? Of course. First Blood? Absolutely! Round Winner? Most definitely! And these are just a few from our standard set of markets – we also have special bets including player selections and individual player records, to name just a couple of examples.As with traditional sports, unexpected player transfers and last-minute exchanges occur in esports. And while bets on transfers have become commonplace in mainstream sports, they are still novel in esports. We have become one of the first companies to offer bets on transfers, even down to semi-professional level, while we are prepared to extend the market to include local competitions.By the way, what have you heard about fantasy leagues? You have probably heard of fantasy football, but have you heard of fantasy esports? We are gradually developing in this direction and will continue to do so. We have lots of interesting ideas in store for our customers…Our goal is to be the top esports betting company!last_img read more

Today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Best starting pitchers, streamers for Tuesday, June 18

first_imgTuesday’s daily SP rankings feature a trio of bankable former Cy Young winners at the top, but you’re going to be limiting your offensive budget if you take any of them. Fortunately for those looking to save a few bucks for hitters, there are plenty of value sleepers in MLB DFS contests. Jack Flaherty (vs. Marlins) is relatively affordable and should be highly owned given his matchup, and Jake Arrieta (@ Nationals) is also in a good spot based on the stat splits. If you’re willing to accept a slightly lower ceiling, you can get great deals on Yusei Kikuchi (vs. Royals), Brett Anderson (vs. Orioles), and Ryan Yarbrough (@ Yankees), especially on DraftKings. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNThere aren’t a lot of obvious fades based on matchups, though David Price (@ Twins) and Patrick Corbin (vs. Phillies) seem slightly overpriced. Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports. MORE TUESDAY MLB: DFS picksToday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Tuesday, June 18(O) = Opener | (PLR) = Primary Long RelieverRankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Justin [email protected] RedsN/A80 (26th)$12,000$11,9002Clayton KershawDodgersvs. Giants68 (T-29th)N/A$10,700$11,2003Jacob [email protected] BravesN/A107 (9th)$10,400$10,3004Jack FlahertyCardinalsvs. MarlinsN/A76 (29th)$8,000$8,7005Brandon [email protected] PadresN/A89 (T-20th)$9,300$9,3006Cole HamelsCubsvs. White SoxN/A91 (18th)$8,600$10,5007Jake [email protected] NationalsN/A88 (22nd)$7,900$7,3008David PriceRed [email protected] Twins132 (2nd)N/A$9,000$9,1009Tyler [email protected] Blue Jays82 (24th)N/A$7,600$8,50010Marcus StromanBlue Jaysvs. AngelsN/A114 (T-4th)$7,400$8,10011Patrick CorbinNationalsvs. Phillies100 (12th)N/A$9,400$8,20012Zach [email protected] RangersN/A103 (11th)$7,800$7,90013Julio TeheranBravesvs. MetsN/A95 (14th)$8,200$9,50014Yusei KikuchiMarinersvs. Royals70 (28th)N/A$6,000$5,30015J.A. HappYankeesvs. Rays99 (T-13th)N/A$7,900$7,50016Merrill KellyD-backsvs. RockiesN/A87 (23rd)$8,300$8,00017Brett AndersonA’svs. Orioles89 (21st)N/A$7,000$6,20018Jordan [email protected] CardinalsN/A94 (15th)$7,500$8,30019Ryan Yarbrough (PLR)[email protected] Yankees80 (T-25th)N/AN/A$6,50020Mitch KellerPiratesvs. TigersN/A73 (30th)$5,500$6,90021Anthony DeSclafaniRedsvs. AstrosN/A115 (T-2nd)$6,400$7,10022Michael PinedaTwinsvs. Red SoxN/A111 (7th)$6,600$7,30023Homer [email protected] MarinersN/A109 (8th)$6,800$6,70024Adrian SampsonRangersvs. IndiansN/A86 (24th)$7,200$7,80025Logan AllenPadresvs. Brewers104 (10th)N/AN/A$7,70026Daniel [email protected] Pirates72 (27th)N/A$6,200$5,70027Antonio [email protected] D-backsN/A89 (T-20th)$6,300$4,90028Shaun [email protected] DodgersN/A115 (T-2nd)$7,300$6,60029Ivan NovaWhite [email protected] CubsN/A105 (10th)$5,800$5,00030Gabriel [email protected] A’sN/A93 (T-16th)$5,600$4,50031Ryne Stanek (O)[email protected] YankeesN/A114 (4th)$4,000$4,200wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here.last_img read more