Burglaries in SJC and Hilda’s

first_imgA burglary in St Hilda’s has led to a finalist’s laptop being stolen, containing all their exam notes and almost completed coursework. In a similar incident, a burglary on St John’s College property led to phones, a laptop and money being stolen last Wednesday.Questions are now being asked about the safety of the College-owned accommodation.The Hilda’s burglary took place on Tuesday evening, when third-year English student Lauren Carter, who lives in the Christina Barratt Building, left her room unlocked and went to “get some fresh air”. When she returned her laptop was gone.“I’m the kind of person who does everything on their laptop,” she said. The computer contained incomplete coursework, and “the proctors won’t give me an extension.”Carter said she did not know why her room was targeted. “You can’t just come into college and see it, you have to know your way around college. It is on the third floor.”However, another student who lives in the same building questioned the college’s security policy. “It’s very poor,” she said. “Anyone can walk into this building. This has happened several times around college now. Everywhere else has fobs – they should definitely improve security.”Dr Margaret Kean, the Dean of the college, circulated an email among students warning them “to be both extra vigilant and extra careful with your belongings.”The St John’s incident on Wednesday took place in College owned houses. The victim of the burglary was a second year student.A Thames Valley Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident. Two mobile phones, a laptop and money were stolen. The spokesperson also said that the laptop was left on a desk in clear view of a window. The spokesperson told Oxford students to be “vigilant” and to make sure that valuables are put away when students leave their rooms.This serious incident has raised concern among St John’s students. JCR President Martha Mackenzie, speaking the day after the crime said, “This is an upsetting incident which has been very distressing for all involved.”She added, “This easily could happen to someone else.”The burglary has lead to a security review at St John’s, conducted by the Head Porter. The JCR committee are calling for the review to be held as soon as possible.As the richest college in Oxford, St John’s has many individual properties that it lets out to students.This is unlike the arrangements of other colleges such as Merton, Brasenose and New College who have annexes where students can live. In such situations, the responsibility of securing this property falls with the Colleges themselves who employ security staff and porters to police the accommodation.last_img read more


David, Darder, Melendo and Roca: the handmade average of Abelardo

first_imgWhen David was tanning away from his home, Sergi Darder landed in the Sports City. He was 14 years old and came from Mallorca. He played as a midfielder and everyone was struck by his laterality, capable of turning on himself and going out on any side. Skills you still have. In the 2012-13 campaign, the quarry directors, advised by Mauricio Pochettino, decided that they had no projection in the first team. He went to Malaga. Five years later he returned for eight million. In the three games he has been in LaLiga, Abelardo Fernández decided that the midfield was from the quarry: David López, Marc Roca, Sergi Darder and Óscar Melendo, players who have gone through the lower categories in different generations. However, with the sanction of Roca and the signing of Adrián Embarba, the midfield must vary.In times of spending and recordings, it should be remembered that there is no better heritage than the home player, for cost, performance and implication, as seen in the Ceramics with the tears of David Lopez speaking before the press or the energy with which Roca celebrated the victory with the fans. The four players have gone through different stages in the club, with back and forth paths and after overcoming bitter situations, an example that the player grows in adversities. The first is David López, who arrived as a youth from the Damm. To sign him, Josep Manel Casanova gave Aleix Vidal to the beer club. Interestingly, now both compete in First. It was not easy for David, who had to work his way back after playing on loan at Terrassa, Leganés and Huesca. Already at that time, in the quarry they compared it with Moisés Hurtado.center_img His return coincided with Marc Roca’s disappointing experience under Quique Sánchez Flores after a promising premiere last year. The midfielder arrived as a child, from Vilafranca. It was a ‘strips’ that acted indoors and scored goals. He went through difficult years, with changes in position and with his continuity hanging by a thread. Finally, Rubi’s year exploded and now it’s a fixture with all the technicians.The one who closes the circle is Melendo, a perfect story in Espanyol: Sant Adrià’s neighbor who points to the Escola and arrives at the first team. But on that road there is jungle. The player was always one of the casualties at the beginning of the season: he had to win the position and had just started. In the quarry they remember his stature and when they had to give him the clothes of the season: as a child they gave him the one of baby and of youth the one of infantile. But he always overcame adversities, such as those he has had this course, substitute with Pablo Machín, key in Ceramics.last_img read more