Quiz show captain rusticated

first_imgTHE CAPTAIN of Magdalen’s University Challenge team has been rusticated for a year due to poor academic performance.Second year history student Jon Wright hopes to continue as captain despite being sent down, but has yet to hear from College authorities whether he will be allowed to continue in the role.Wright said he would oppose any College attempts to remove him from the team. “I haven’t heard anything at all from College: this is only rustication, I’m still a student. We don’t really have anyone who could take my place on the team, so if College do have a problem with me carrying on I’ll be vigorously opposing that,” he said. Magdalen have already won through the first round, beating Liverpool 185 to 100, and have filmed their next match against Birmingham, but due to contractual agreements Wright was unable to reveal the result as the programme has not yet aired. Magdalen have previously won the competition three times before in 1997, 1998 and 2004.He was “quietly confident” that the team had a good chance of doing well in the competition, but stopped short of predicting victory. “We don’t expect to win, but given the right opponents and right questions we could have a chance of winning,” he said. Magdalen’s Junior Dean, Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, refused to comment on whether Wright would be allowed to continue as University Challenge captain, saying he would have to wait until the matter was dealt with internally.”As its in an internal disciplinary matter we can’t make any comment. Jon is of course allowed to think what he wants, but we won’t make any comment until it has been dealt with by the College authorities. It’s the sort of thing we would have to discuss internally and with Jon before we make anything public,” he said.According to Wright, he was rusticated for a year by the College due to poor academic work. “It was purely for academic reasons, just because I didn’t work hard enough, so they suggested I take a year off and regain my focus which I am now doing. I hope to get a job to give myself some structure and then work towards my penal collections at the end of Trinity Term.”last_img read more


first_imgpassed away on June 18, 2018, at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Mrs. Paradine was born in Bayonne to the late Josephine (nee: Kennedy) and Patrick Allen and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Paradine was predeceased by her husband, the late James Paradine. She is survived by her children, Lois Sichler, Jimmy Paradine and Judith Landis; her nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Patrick, John, Peter, Bobby and Rita Allen and Marie Pass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Mrs. Paradine’s name using the following link: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=5212254&pg=personal&fr_id=39300. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.last_img read more

Delice goes for gluten-free

first_imgDelice de France has produced gluten-free muffins and bread that carry the Coeliac Society Crossed Grain Symbol.The products are made in a bakery that only produces gluten-free food and are individually wrapped to ensure freshness and prevent cross-contamination with gluten products.The large frozen muffins are packed in boxes of 24, containing 12 blueberry and 12 chocolate chip varieties. They can be served as soon as they are defrosted and last for four days.Delice de France’s new 80g gluten-free sandwich loaf can be used for any style of traditional sandwich, filled and grilled for a ciabatta-style hot option, or topped and finished off in the oven for a gluten-free pizza-style snack. The bread comes frozen, 48 to a case, does not require any pre-heating or part-baking, and has a four-day shelf-life after defrosting.last_img read more