A man was charged following the sexual assault of a 20 year old woman in Cowley on 10th April. Mark Edwards, 49, is said to have approached the woman from behind as she was walking along the Cowley Road at around 2am. He is alleged to have threatened her and forced her into the alleyway where he sexually assaulted her. Edwards is due to appear in Oxford Crown Court for a Preliminary Hearing on Friday 18th April. The police were unable to confirm whether the victim was a student.
Observing the announcements of tourist traffic in the Adriatic counties, about 126.000 arrivals and 383.000 overnight stays are expected on the coast during the Christmas and New Year holidays, which represents a growth of about 2 percent, while on the continent about 100.000 arrivals and 211.000 overnight stays are expected. turnover growth of about 6 percent. “Domestic and foreign tourists are increasingly recognizing and praising the quality offer of Croatian destinations in the winter, both on the continent and on the coast, but also on the islands. This is exactly the right direction in the effort to position Croatia as a destination with an attractive and diverse offer throughout the year, ie in a more even distribution of the realized tourist traffic throughout the year.” pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. According to the results of a survey conducted by the Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with the system of tourist boards, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, ie in the period from December 20, 2019 to January 6, 2020, at the level of the whole of Croatia is expected around 227.000 arrivals and 594.000 tourist nights which compared to the same period last year represents the expected growth of tourist traffic of about 4 percent. The largest tourist traffic on the coast is expected in Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties, while on the continent the largest tourist traffic is expected in Zagreb, Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje and Karlovac counties. Cover photo: Fuliranje
Axiom Alternative Investments – Gildas Surrey is set to join the asset manager as a senior analyst and partner at the beginning of June. Surrey will be based in the London office. He joins from BNP Paribas, where he was a senior analyst in the European banking sector. He also worked at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch.Hermes Investment Management – Ben Patton has been appointed associate director in the investment manager’s real estate debt team. Based in London, Patton will be responsible for the origination and execution of commercial real estate debt transactions. He will report to Vincent Nobel, head of Hermes’ real estate debt platform. Prior to joining Hermes, Patton was vice-president of corporate banking at Barclays Real Estate. Scottish Widows, AMP Capital, Pinsent Masons, Axiom Alternative Investments, HermesScottish Widows – Emma Watkins is set to join the UK insurer as director of bulk annuities as the firm sets up a new business unit. Watkins is currently a partner at consultancy LCP, where she advises pension schemes on bulk annuity deals. She joins Scottish Windows, the insurer owned by the Lloyds Banking Group, on 1 June. She will lead the development of the firm’s new bulk annuities business. Watkins joined LCP from US insurer MetLife, where she led business development for its then bulk annuity business.AMP Capital – Damien Stanley has joined the infrastructure manager as a principal, based in the London office. Stanley will join the infrastructure equity team, reporting to head of origination for Europe Simon Ellis. Stanley was previously chairman of the UK subsidiary of Whitehelm Capital and has also been head of infrastructure investment advice for the EMEA at Morgan Stanley.Pinsent Masons – Ben Fairhead and Julian Sladdin have been promoted to partners in the law firm’s pensions disputes department. The promotions will take effect on 1 May. Fairhead is a litigator in pensions disputes including professional negligence and regulatory disputes. Sladdin specialises in dispute resolution in the Higher Courts with a particular focus on public law challenges.
His last-lap larceny made Ryan Gaylord the winner of the final Arizona IMCA Modified Tour main event at Cocopah Speedway. (Photo by Cheryl Sluka)By Mike SpiekerYUMA, Ariz. (Feb. 12) – Last-lap larceny made Ryan Gaylord the winner of the Arizona IMCA Modified Tour finale Sunday at Cocopah Speedway.On the final lap of what was also the last of three Winter Nationals events, Gaylord followed leader Eric Center into turns three and four. When Center missed the groove on the bottom while trying to maneuver past a lap car, it left the door wide open for Gaylord and he capitalized.Gaylord shot to the bottom to take the lead off turn four and sped to the $1,250 win.“That was basically my only shot to get the win,” said Gaylord, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “I was just trying to be patient and save my tires out there.”As a result of the miscue, Center drifted back to fourth. He followed Justin Zeitner and Hunter Marriott to the line.After taking the lead on lap seven, Center had held the point all the way until the final lap.“I almost want to cry right now,” joked Center. “But I’m still really happy. There is a lot of luck involved with this stuff and you just have to be spot on. We had a good car tonight but one little mistake is all it takes.”The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature went to Andrew Altenburg. The Minnesota driver took the lead at halfway and cruised to the victory. Jason Rogers came home in the runner-up spot as Manny Baldiviez wheeled his way from 13th starting to third.Jason George turned in a dominating performance in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, leading all but one of the 20 circuits. Opening night winner Mike Tanner took second.Brent Wofford beat Scott Shaw to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan Gaylord ; 2. Justin Zeitner; 3. Hunter Marriott; 4. Eric Center ; 5. Curt Lund; 6. Jesse Sobbing ; 7. Shawn Strand; 8. Marlyn Seidler ; 9, Jeff James; 10. Paul Stone ; 11. John Parmeley; 12. Spencer Wilson ; 13. Jeff Taylor; 14. Tim Balding; 15. Ross Statham ; 16. Bill Miller ; 17. Tim Ward; 18. Bricen James; 19. Ethan Dotson ; 20. Jeremy Thornton ; 21. Tripp Gaylord; 22. Austin Kuehl ; 23. Lucas Schott; 24. Casey Skyberg ; 25. Jimmy Gustin ; 26. Lance Mari; 27. Chaz Baca; 28. Raymond McSpadden; 29. Tad Reutzel ; 30. Grey Ferrando.Stock Cars – 1. Andrew Altenburg; 2. Race Fisher ; 3. Jason Rogers; 4. Manny Baldiviez; 5. Kyle Frederick; 6. George Fronsman; 7. Jody York; 8. Elijah Zevenbergen; 9. Larry Brigner; 10. Joe O’Bryan; 11. Brendon LaBatte; 12. Tony Hill ; 13.Thomas Daffern; 14. Aaron Spangler; 15. Micheal Mabbitt; 16. Joe Haines ; 17. Steven Kihle.Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George ; 2. Mike Tanner ; 3. Nick Spainhoward; 4. Brady Bjella; 5. Tyler Mecl; 6. Mark Madrid ; 7. Kyle Smith ; 8. Dwayne Melvin ; 9. Fred Ryland ; 10. Miles Morris ; 11. Brian Roode ; 12. Adolfo Noriega; 1 3. Corey Clayton ; 14. Ron Pegues ; 15. Allen Webb ; 16. Tommy Wyman; 17. Chris Toth ; 18. Austin Kiefer; 19. Dale Kunz ; 20. Joshua Cordova ; 21. Kenny Wyman Jr. 22. Dennis Gates.Hobby Stocks – 1. Brent Wofford; 2. Scott Shaw; 3. Joshua Cordova; 4. Craig Ebers; 5. Cory Tharp; 6. Jim Robinson; 7. Jason Penny; 8. Jason Beshears; 9. Lyle Driscoll.