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first_imgOxford University is planing to open a new college for the first time in 30 years, in a bid to keep pace with Ivy League competitors. According to a provisional strategic plan, over the next five years the university will build 1,000 new rooms for graduate students and “at least one new graduate college”.If created, this college would be the first established since 1990, when Kellogg College was opened for graduate students.The proposals are yet to be approved by the university’s dons, but have been accepted by Oxford’s governing body. According to these plans, the postgraduate population would increase by 850 students over the next five years, while an additional 200 undergraduate places would be created. According to Nick Hillman, the director of the Higher Education Policy institute, this proposed increase in post-graduate places is financially motivated.He said: “Oxford and Cambridge say they lose money on every undergraduate whereas for post graduates you can charge the full market rate and more.“Oxford doesn’t compare itself to other institutions in the UK, it compares itself to other institutions around the world such as Ivy League which have more graduates than undergraduates.”While fees for undergraduates at Oxford are capped at the national limit of £9,250 per annum, the university claims that the real cost of educating the average Oxford undergraduate student is almost £16,000 thanks to the university’s tutorial model. In relation to these plans, New College’s bursar, David Palfreyman, commented on the fact that Ivy League competitors are generally smaller than Oxford and Cambridge at undergraduate level. He said that being in order for Oxford to be  “a world class university and a super research university à la Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton” it requires a larger population of postgraduate students to carry out said research.The plans also aim to “set ambitious targets” to “reduce by 2023 gaps in attainment by gender, ethnic origin and socio-economic background”.They intend to create a substantial increase in the number of undergraduates from groups which are poorly represented at the university.A spokesperson for the university said the plans are being examined and discussed, adding: “The University will comment more fully when its plan has been widely reviewed and formally adopted.”last_img read more

first_imgQuogue village police responded to a bomb threat at Quogue School on Thursday, March 28, 2013 (Rashed Mian).The Long Island Press received a bomb threat Thursday from an anonymous mailer against Quogue Union Free School District in the Town of Southampton.The warning, written in black ink on the inside of an empty white envelope with no return sender, stated in shaky handwriting: “I Left my bomb At Quogue School on Edgewood Rd.” A smiley face with two fangs was drawn alongside the message.The letter has two postmarks, March 25 and March 26. It was mailed from Mid-Island.Nassau and Suffolk county police were immediately contacted. Nassau police confiscated the letter and two Quogue village police cars were out front of the school on Thursday afternoon.“With the assistance of two York State Police explosive detecting K-9s, the building was searched with no explosives having been detected,” Quogue Village Police Chief Robert Coughlan said in a news release. “Quogue police, Nassau County police and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are investigating the incident.”Long Island Press received an anonymous letter threatening that a bomb was left at Quogue School.Quogue School, which has 120 students, is currently closed for spring recess. The school instructs students in Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.“Fortunately, children and staff are off for Spring Break and there is nobody in the building,” Richard Benson, the school superintendent, told the Press.Local authorities have been on edge about such threats since Dec. 14, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The massacre is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.News12 Long Island received a suspicious letter containing a bomb threat against Brookhaven Town Hall on Feb. 19. No explosives were discovered following a police investigation. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

first_imgCJ. Phegley (R)[email protected] 10:07W. Miley (L)$4000$2900$14UPGRADE OFUPGRADE SSE. Andrus (R)[email protected] 8:05M. Harvey (R)$5000$4200$20UPGRADE 2BA. Frazier (L)[email protected] 6:40S. Turnbull (R)$4100$3000$19UPGRADE 2BUPGRADE Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE: Wednesday’s SP rankings | Fantasy Alarm PRO toolsToday’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Wednesday, April 17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY!AnalysisSPUPGRADE OFUPGRADE SSUPGRADE SPL. Lynn (R)[email protected] 8:05M. Harvey (R)$7500$7100$34UPGRADE 2BUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE OFUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE CUPGRADE 1BUPGRADE SSUPGRADE 2BB. Lowe (L)[email protected] 7:10D. Hess (R)$4600$3800$19See below 1BUPGRADE SPC. Hamels (L)[email protected] 7:10S. Alcantara (R)$9400$9000$47See below SSM. Semien (R)[email protected] 10:07W. Miley (L)$4200$3900$22See below 3BUPGRADE SPUPGRADE 3BUPGRADE 3BE. Longoria (R)[email protected] 7:05J. Hellickson (R)$3300$2400$9UPGRADE OFUPGRADE OFUPGRADE OFM. Kepler (L)[email protected] 7:40T. Thornton (R)$4300$3800$21UPGRADE Cole Hamels, SP, Cubs @ Marlins. Hamels struggled in his first start out of the gate, but he’s been great since. In his past two starts he has thrown a total of 14 inning and struck out 11. In that span he hasn’t allowed a walk. He gets a bad Miami offense in the comfy confines of Marlins Park, making him my top play on both slates for cash games.Buster Posey, C, Giants @ Nationals. It’s not often you get to roster Posey so cheaply, but his early-season struggles have him priced low. Today isn’t a great slate for catchers on DK, so it may be best to find a cheap punt play with upside. Posey fits that bill.MORE: Wednesday’s MLB Betting Picks | Fantasy Alarm PRO ToolsJustin Smoak, 1B, Blue Jays @ Twins. Smoak seems to be over the neck stiffness that sidelined him a few games last week and has been walking more than he is striking out. Now that he is healthy, he should start jacking some more home runs. He gets a struggling Jake Odorizzi and is fairly priced on both FanDuel and DraftKings.Brandon Lowe, 2B, Rays vs. Orioles. Lowe is hitting .286/.349/.554 with four home runs and two stolen bases for the Rays. Injuries have given him the playing time, and now that he has it, he is making the most of it. David Hess isn’t much of an obstacle for the Rays, so I will be firing a bunch of them up today.Marcus Semien, SS, A’s vs. Astros. The best options for SS today are in the risky weather games, so it may be best to punt the position. If you are looking for a non-punt solution, Semien is going up against Wade Miley and has been better over his career versus lefthanded pitching. OFS. Choo (L)[email protected] 8:05M. Harvey (R)$4500$3800$19See below 3BJ. Donaldson (R)[email protected] 7:20Z. Godley (R)$4300$4000$20See below SSUPGRADE SPUPGRADE CB. Posey (R)[email protected] 7:05J. Hellickson (R)$3300$2500$9See below 1BJ. Smoak (B)[email protected] 7:40J. Odorizzi (R)$4300$3600$18$4400 3BUPGRADE Tonight we are working with a 10-game MLB DFS slate on FanDuel and a seven-game main slate on DraftKings. With three fewer games on FD, I tried to make a note of when a pick is FanDuel specific. Keep an eye on the weather reports for the Blue Jays-Twins, as it’s supposed to pour early, putting it at risk of being delayed or postponed.The Angels-Rangers game also has some risk because of hail. I have left the writeups in for those games, but I added a few extra in just in case either or both is postponed. There isn’t much great pitching available today, though many SPs have been getting killed no matter the slate. 2BUPGRADE OFUPGRADE OFUPGRADE 3BUPGRADE OFUPGRADE SSUPGRADE OFUPGRADE SPUPGRADE Josh Donaldson, 3B, Braves vs. Diamondbacks. Yeah, yesterday sucked, but Donaldson has turned it around as of late. After starting out slow, he is hitting .391/.517/.826 with two home runs over the past week. His exit velocity is in the top two percent of the league and his hard-hit percentage is in the top eight percent. Zack Godley has been hit or miss this season and could be good for a bomb against a hot Atlanta lineup.Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Rangers vs. Angels. Choo is perpetually underrated, but he leads off for the Rangers and is crushing the ball right now. His hard-hit percentage is in the top two percent of the league and exit velocity is in the top nine percent. He has raised his launch angle from six percent to almost 12 percent, so while the homers haven’t happened yet, they are coming. Matt Harvey should be able to help with that.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today!last_img read more