Tribunal attempt fails

first_imgAn Oxford Union tribunal carried out at the end of last term found President-Elect Chris Farmer not guilty on seven claims of electoral malpractice. The complaints were brought forward by Vlad Bermant, the opposing candidate for President in the Hilary Term 2005 elections.The tribunal did not find any conclusive proof to uphold Bermant’s accusations that Farmer had made deliberately misleading statements in his presidential manifesto.Its findings also dismissed Bermant’s allegations of innocent interference, brought againstCherwell and the Oxford Gossip website.The tribunal also concluded that Union ex-Librarian Matthew Richardson was not guilty of deliberate publication of confidential correspondence between Bermant and potential guest speakers.The members of the tribunal did find many aspects of the evidence put before them “disturbing”, drawing attention to the nature of current manifestos and of the Oxford Gossip website.It stated, “We are concerned with what seems to be the current practice of stating in the manifesto famous people that it is intended will come to the society in the future” and went on to recommend changes in the Rules, calling the present system “so vague and ambiguous as to people’s actual real experience as to be worthless.”With regard to the Oxford Gossip website, the tribunal concluded that “if there were a close election, there is a very real danger that behaviour on Oxford Gossip could interfere sufficiently in such an election to constitute innocent interference.” The report went on to recommend that the President and the Returning Officer should try to enter into discussions with the website.The tribunal unanimously agreed that Bermant’s intentions were “not frivolous” and that none of the allegations were brought out of malice. Bermant himself did not agree to comment.Current Union President Richard Tydeman said, “It is obviously extremely frustrating that the Union continues to be tarnished by these kinds of proceedings, and I will be taking the Tribunal’s recommendations into account when proposing some of my own amendments to the electoral rules later on this term.”ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more


first_imgTOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWIRELED, VERTONGHEN, DAVIES,DIER, DEMBELE,LAMELA, ALLI, ERIKSEN, KANESUNDERLAND (5-3-2)DEFOE, WATMORE,JOHNSON, M’VILA, TOIVONEN, VAN AANHOLT, KABOUL, O’SHEA, COATES, JONES,PANTILIMONSunderland arrive in confident mood after winning 4-2 against 10-man Swansea City on Wednesday, their second win in a row in the Barclays Premier League. They owe their latest three points to Jermain Defoe’s hat-trick, the fourth of his career in the Premier League – only 11 players have claimed more. And the Black Cats have netted seven goals in two games – more than in their previous eight matches combined (just six), They are still in the bottom three but just one point from safety.Spurs, meanwhile, are fifth despite losing 1-0 at home to Leicester City on Wednesday. They are back at White Hart Lane where they have conceded just eight goals. And They are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League clashes against the Black Cats (home and away), winning eight and drawing just two.In September, a young Tottenham side won 1-0 at the Stadium of Light thanks to an 82nd-minute winner from Ryan Mason.Former Spurs favourite Defoe returns to White Hart Lane for the second time since leaving the club for Toronto FC, in Canada, in July 2014.last_img read more

Un ancien joueur de Pétange décède à 24 ans

first_imgL’Allemand Yannick Nonnweiler est décédé lundi à l’âge de 24 ans. Il avait évolué sous les couleurs de l’Union Titus Pétange lors de la saison 2016/2017. Son ancien club lui a rendu un vibrant hommage sur Facebook.L’ancien attaquant de BGL Ligue Yannick Nonnweiler, 24 ans, est décédé soudainement lundi. D’après les informations de L’Essentiel, le jeune homme avait été hospitalisé il y a plusieurs jours. Si le club de Köllerbach où le joueur évoluait depuis la saison dernière a confirmé le décès, aucune information supplémentaire n’a été communiquée sur les causes de la mort conformément au souhait de ses proches. Partagerlast_img read more